Amy Wright's second poetry collection, Cracker Sonnets, is forthcoming from Brick Road Poetry Press on July 5, 2016. In the meantime, she's gathering tales of local yodelers, spit turners, and other Holy Mackerels.
Jax Ovie Blows Perfect Smoke Rings
in Farnham’s Musty Playhouse
Morning throttles Jax’s motor,
lowers her frost skirt for him,
if someone else’s bride. Let Lambs
work their way up class ladders
with Starter hats and Nikes, he
thinks when Colleen clicks past
ignoring catcalls, heels snapping concrete,
a jar of maraschino cherries jiggling, ready
to be tossed into her Alka-Seltzer
before she drops wasp-waisted onto the
stage apron, owing nothing to no man
and off all day tomorrow.