“AAA” by Rachel Brower


It's truly a bitch;
your tires endlessly spin
in too-forgiving muck.
Unnatural fears
of forever being stuck;
doomed only to get
very very dirty.

Beyond that, they do not see
or even recognize.
Insidious sight,
impartial and contagious
crash through those walls;
no defenses at all
and rickety besides.

No one has "got your back",
as they always say
and Triple A
isn't saving the day.

Acceptance
Affirmation
Ambition