Cool

oh that legendary night
light clinging to snowflakes
snow clinging to everything

we had the road to ourselves
swerving across medians
spinning through intersections

a high school thrill ride
me, Marty, Red
the exuberant terror
young men crave
our battle, our hunt

4 wheels twirling
under street lights
3 boys hurtling
towards snow banks

this is no cautionary tale
“You’re so cool!,” Marty squealed
as I unconsciously palmed the spins
and there it was…

that legendary night
no one remembers

© 2014 Brian Brown-Cashdollar

3 thoughts on “Cool

  1. Thanks, a lot of this was about tone. I wanted it to have a sense of movement. And the recollection of a story-teller.

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