Angel's Flight, Vol. 3.1 (1978)

Rachel Sherwood

A pitcher broke sharp in the sink
tonight of all nights, like a tooth
shattering the pleasure of a walnut
with an unwholesome crack

we watch from the curb dull
as lamp posts
when the car shrieks sidewise
in a willful lunge against the street

bark shivers off a pepper tree
and the wheels cover the close night air
tilted on a wrecked axis.

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