This Body Will Not Carry
I go on long drives–childless–
a loud peace. An empty backseat,
ignoring seatbelts & airbags. No bodies
traveling at the same speed as mine.
No questions about the sky–why the clouds hang
low & heavy some days. No one to count the broken
white lines or ask why the roads light up
at dark. I drive until I see barren
landscapes–hurricanes won’t touch
Annie Elizabeth Cigic is a poetry MFA candidate at Bowling Green State University. She teaches first-year writing and plans to pursue a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition to study how to merge creative thinking and pedagogy together. She is currently working on a poetry chapbook.
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