(The Mothman Leaves the Used Car Lot Empty-Handed)
by Robert Wood Lynn
published in his book, Mothman Apologia, from Yale University Press, 2022
You said the problem with driving a pickup is
never getting to be the one riding in the bed.
This is what I meant when I told you I had
trouble choosing grace. I want to, I do.
But also I need to be one of the ones who
gets to lie back against the wheel well.
To let the breeze lick my face, let it trick
the eyes into crying, let it raise my hair
like a drink before a toast—the one moment
I can still be sure all speech is blessing.