LB Sedlacek: “Black Truck, Stopped”

Black Truck, Stopped
		
Black truck, old man
white hair
wearing brown cap
pulled down low
over the forehead.
			
Black truck, stopped
in the driveway
white dog
tongue flapping
head hanging out the window.
			
Black truck, old man
commanding
black dog
barking
to stay at home.
			
Black truck, stopped
like the time the
policeman stopped me
under a bridge
to give me a ticket.
			
Black truck, old man
living alone
giant creaky house
tomatoes for sale
in the front yard.


About the Author: LB Sedlacek has had poems and stories published in a variety of journals and zines. Some of her poetry books are “Swim” (Alien Buddha Press), “I’m No ROBOT” (Cyberwit), “Happy Little Clouds” (Guerilla Genesis Press), “Simultaneous Submissions” (Cyberwit), and “Words and Bones” (Finishing Line Press).  Her first short story collection, “Four Thieves of Vinegar & Other Short Stories” came out on Leap Day 2020 from Alien Buddha Press.  She also served as a Poetry Editor for “ESC! Magazine” and published the free resource for poets, “The Poetry Market Ezine,” from 2001-2020.  In her free time, LB likes to swim, read and attempt to play the ukulele.

Image Credit: Carol M. Highsmith: “Interior of an old, rusted truck outside the Cutler General Store in the Carroll County, Indiana, settlement of Cutler, which was laid out by John A. Cook during the construction of the Logansport Crawfordsville & Southwestern Rail Road in 1871” (2016) The Library of Congress

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