Perseus in Arkansas

Well, jipes! I floored the Chevy/
fishtailed all over the soft-tarred
road

Old women babbling by the church
shit no one with balls
goes to flea markets

the road festered at Pelsor
curves at sixty-two

overturned once on these roads
still don’t know how I got out.

“Perseus in Arkansas” from On Age in a Dreamy by Diane Glancy (Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1986). Copyright © Diane Glancy. Reprinted with permission from Milkweed Editions. www.milkweed.org.
Source: One Age in a Dream (Milkweed Editions, 1986)
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