26. Winslow, Arizona.

keep the motor running
she says as she jumps out & leaves the door open.
It’s bright & sunny & hot –
a technicolor day, if ever I saw one.

and it all feels too real, you know ?  ultra real.

At last – she’s back
a holdall in one hand & a gun in the other.
She takes it all in her stride,
like we’re on summer holiday, or out for a ride.
It’s drive time, wow !
hit the road she says, calmly.