January 2003 / Volume Four / Issue One
David Bates
Crossing the Blvd.

2 lanes east
2 lanes west
one in the middle
where Iím standing
waiting for a gap in the rush

I find it and step out

a pavement gray BMW
throttles its engine
w/a high precision whine
& closes the distance

I quickdash the lane & a half
as it passes w/2 quick honks
as if saying hello

and is gone
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