I write notes in a 5×7 spiral Mead
with a chamois colored cover
like Glenn Close used in Jagged Edge
to convince herself that Jeff Bridges
was innocent of the murder of
his wife and housekeeper.
Have written notes in emergency lanes
in Arizona, California, and New Mexico;
when words were leaking out my fingers
faster than I could contain them.
So I sit here in this car
by the side of the road
in a Circle K parking lot
listening to Black Magic Woman on 95.5 FM
writing with a borrowed pen
I begged for at the counter.
What kind of writer am I after all,
traveling with a spiral 5×7 and no pen?
Writing in the sky and parking lots
because I haven’t written since October 30th
and the words are spilling
out of my ears and through my fingers
leaking onto white blue lined paper
held by metal concentric circles
in a chamois colored 5×7 Mead.
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