it was a rough day.
analysts at the gate
their teeth bared, their reputations
mine is hardly worth noting
a humble offering with no protection
yes, i ran into her, imprinting a red
line across her pristine Audi bumper
she stopped midway through the turn
i followed her only pausing to
check to the left
and her bumper and mine kissed
she'd say a bit too abruptly.
i'll pay for the red line to turn white,
and drink a glass to ease
the trauma of the day
in preparation for