Friday, March 11, 2011


I challenge the gods themselves
to convey the euphoria

of a blazing white freeway
taken at 75 mph 
in a solar yellow Jeep

the gunmetal waters to one side
a fence of evergreens
on the other and

“Achilles’ Last Stand”
from the

From the forthcoming collection Nymphomagic Electroshock and Other Middle-Aged Complaints.
Copyright © 2004, 2017 by Lawrence Roy Aiken.