Monday, April 24, 2017

"Time Enough" by Sierra July, Frequent Contributor

Time Enough
Sierra July

He had time before those lights
Spilled over him like cold drool
Before those tires struck him
Clutched like a tiger's clawed paws
He had time, to aim, fire
Feel the recoil, regret
The resolve; he had time, but
It slipped from his grasping hands


Poet's Notes:  Another of a series of poems inspired by mobster movies. This one centers on a man either being betrayed or being punished for his own betrayal. I left his back-story for the reader's imagination and focused on his thoughts as the car heads for him, personifying it as a beast that one can't hope to escape.