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The Humorous Verse Prize

Jack Tracey

 

Car Encounter

This happened to me just tonight
I pull up, she’s on my right
Steaming pavement after rain
Traffic light in center lane
Bumper sticker: George’s Loan
Five Ear Piercings, on the phone
Shitbox car, windshield broken
She’s chewin’ gum and steady smokin’
3 pine trees from mirror dangle
Mardi Gras beads that sway and jangle
Window down, radio up
Straw suckin’ hard from a Wendy’s cup
Heavy set, sleeveless tee
Tattoo inked just partially
She looks my way, gives me a wink
Yeah, I still got it, I think