Moving Cars


route 1 smells like rotting fruit tonight 

green paint 

pale headlights 

i want to rescue the electric typewriter 

abandoned on the median 

but it’s not good to jump 

from moving cars


Daniel Gene Barkelamp is a prize-winning author of stories and poems for adults and young readers. His poetry has appeared in Seventh Quarry, Daikaijuzine, Molecule, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife and son in Massachusetts, where he works in immigration law.