Poets Walk: "hiss of tires"

Poets Walk: "hiss of tires"

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Simply by M.J. Iuppa


That song about the rain, I learned,

              without thinking,

                    about going away &

            coming back, another day

isn’t about rain.

                                Too sudden:

The air turns crystal, the street dances,

tumbling light & hiss of tires

carries that tune far away.


“Simply” was first published in Black Buzzard Review and collected in chapbook Sometimes Simply (Foreseeable Future Press 1996)