The Wondering Workshop

Israeli authors and poets creating in English

Walk of Shame

Written By: Avshalom Guissin - Apr• 17•12

As I stumble down your building’s

crumbling stairwell,

clothes disheveled, eyes bleary,

cursing myself for forgetting

sunglasses in this

early-late eerie light,

I pause by your light blue Volvo

to compose.

 

I set my hair straight in your side mirror,

noticing that dent your ex left,

which you never got around to fixing.

I wonder what my addition

to your benched roster should be –

Bust your windows? Switch the gears?

Or maybe something simple,

another dent to match the dimple

so that the next guy riding shotgun

bewares your hit, and runs.

 

~~~

This poem was read in Stanza, March 2012 (see video)

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