Sunday Funday
(Mike Allen)

For the first time in a long time

by Joshua David Gray

Today I drive my aunt for the first time
She has a license and can drive fine
If it wasn’t for the morphine

She can feel every turn and incomplete stop
And even I notice the car bump and hop
But she winces from the pain in her gut

She is cut


And the impatience is replaced by
I’m so sorry
Is this too fast
Which way should we go

And she smiles and says thank you
And I say
thank you

Because I’m no longer in a rush
And I can feel the breeze
And I can hear the car hush

And the sun shines here and there on us
As my aunt and I converse
under the shade of an oak tree

For the first time
in a long time
I have time
And it doesn’t have me

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Mike Allen is a graphic designer, painter, printer and tailor. He has a fine art degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Joshua David Gray is an actor, writer, director from Houston who currently lives in Los Angeles. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Houston.