Driving Aimlessly on Spanish Roads – Steve Denehan

Excellent Steve Denehan.

IceFloe Press

Driving Aimlessly on Spanish Roads


The day started on the wrong side of the road
began with tears for friends lost
their holidays over
she folded herself into my arms
I told her that there would be more friends
even better friends
I felt her chest heave against me

I suggested we go, right away
and so
we ran to the rental car
hopped in
I drove
but she was in charge
we started on the wrong side of the road

“Dad!”

we came to a T-junction
I listened for the call from the back seat
“Left!”
we were away
the cracks in the roads got wider
got deeper
the buildings spread out
standing alone like lonely first teeth
the corn in the fields was high and talked to us in whispers
through the open car windows

“Right!”
we looked for signs of life but there were none
the urban…

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