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Drive By Shoes

I was driving along the freeway today
listening to MPR’s debate
on the threat of ISIS, terrorists enlisting
even from this state of Minnesota nice

when a Dodge Caravan speeding past
rolled down its window
and out soared a single shoe.  ...


Lara Holmes is not a drunk.  She seriously objects to labels which reduce individuals to past participles. Lara would hardly be capable of saying “past participles” if she were drunk – ‘a drunk’. She never drinks on week nights- not since last week’s scare on the bypass; the blue lights jerking her out of early morning autopilot ...


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