“Escape Clause” by Michael C Ford

Noon! Into the oblivion

of sun in Culiacan. Navajoa

brings down the warmed-over

daylight. Guaymas goes damp

as the Gulf mosquitos of

Topolabompo. Lunar moths in

Los Mochis, with evanescent

insect grace, sail suicidal into

the indomitable face of the truck.

Nogales crossover/5:AM. The

windshield glass is a translucent

bug cemetery. Despite our dirty

carriage of death, we show-up

clean for the border police.

Michael C Ford

From his book “The Demented Chauffeur”

© 2009

L. K. Thayer’s Foto Fetish

© 2010

3 comments

  1. lkthayer · April 12, 2010

    Michael, you were outstanding at The Juice Bar reading last night, absolutely hilarious, thank you! LK 🙂

  2. nicolerigets · April 12, 2010

    I feel like I’m on the road in this vintage vehicle and the words are pressing down on the gas pedal. Great Poem!

  3. Stephen John Kalinich · April 12, 2010

    windshield glass is a translucent

    bug cemetery
    with evanescent

    insect grace, sail suicidal into

    the indomitable face of the truck
    Wow these lines rip me at the seams
    A highly charged high octane poem.
    I had the pleasure of doing my first show with Michael and he is dynamite humor inspiration and a sweet presence of a man wit an edge that cuts and bites and sticks itself into you like a tornado ready to explode.
    He is the genuine the real not the relic alive and vital and he sizzles the word and images
    fly out of him
    like torpedo
    he is an assault a lover a caller to accounting of treacherous deeds and atrocities.I guess you can tell I like his work.

    Stevie K

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