Jean L. Kreiling
Same Model and Year, Different Speed
In sputtering haste, my automotive twin
flies past me. While I dawdle down Route Three,
what makes him drive his rattle-trap of tin
in sputtering haste? My automotive twin
most likely carries dents and rust akin
to mine-but those are flaws that you can't flee
in sputtering haste. My automotive twin
flies past me while I dawdle down Route Three.
Jean L. Kreiling was the winner of the 2011 Able Muse Write Prize for Poetry, and she has been a finalist for the Dogwood Poetry Prize, the Frost Farm Prize, and the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. Her work has appeared in numerous print journals, online journals, and anthologies, including 14 by 14, American Arts Quarterly, The Evansville Review, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Measure, and Mezzo Cammin.