on the road

written for dVerse – Quadrille Monday “Gasp”

the grey ute 
bares a bumper sticker grin
“no air bags -
we die like real men”

from the driver’s window
tiny glowing cinders
dice with whitewashed air
a gasp of turbulence

yellow grass snaps its flags
we hold our breath
for fire season

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