Trapped

Trapped
between an SUV
and 
the biggest pickup truck
ever made—
he's backed in,
so there is no hope
of seeing past
or around
(maybe under?)
its massive hood. 

This parking space
is a tunnel,
exit blocked

intermittently

                       (unpredictably)

by the whooshing of cars

who 
        can’t 
                  see         
                         me        
                               coming

any better 
than 
I can see them. 

It's a game
of (blindfolded) chicken
I don't want to play,
both literally
and figuratively
in the dark. 

I want to scream.

I turn on an audiobook instead,
and I wait. 

14 Comments

  1. Morgan

    I like the way you grew the first vehicle in myimagination by getting me to consider looking under it! This is an experience where my mom would say, “let’s back up till it sounds expensive!” So glad you waited!

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  2. Lainie Levin

    I’ve been there – sitting in the parking spot, hemmed in by large vehicles on either side, busy traffic and all sorts of pedestrians behind me, juuuusssst waiting and hoping and inching and hoping and waiting and…

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