Sunday, November 25, 2012

In all the little places

In that
strip of freeway
around the foothills of Chatsworth
back from collecting your wages
from some client
who stiffed you,
you didn't notice
how your foot
handled your anger
and got home
with your
first speeding ticket.

You learned how everything becomes
shiny again when rubbed with pride
at your first job at Fallbrook Theaters
everyone's messes
coming home
after my bedtime
riding a bike
you purchased with
the first month's wages.