Winter 1992 • Vol. XIV No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 1992 |

The Angel of Traffic

                          Los Angeles The chief problem said the expert from the Naval Institute of Behaviorism is that the phenomenon changes too frequently sometimes it's the policeman with puffed up calf-cheeks pressuring the other car to the side of the road so that getting out in the flashing red light he approaches the window at a leisurely gait body leaning loosely forward hand round his revolver and the velvety sound of a cello YOUR LICENSE SIR and sometimes it's the accident itself the dented radiator the windshield fragments sticky blood on the seat and the wife in shock on the roadside screaming JOHN ANDERSON MY DEAR no doubt there's something supernatural about it all the roads named for former presidents the cloverleafs the dizzy stink and smarting eyes in the loopy ramps traffic jams downtown every day agoraphobia temper tantrums shouting DROP DEAD and the fevered breath on the ocean squeezed from the desert's lun

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