can get caught in your knee
when you save a life
it carries my wine
brings me moments of pleasure
until I drop it
and sweep up the pieces.
I walked right into its darkness
two o’clock in the afternoon
right after I downloaded Blondie
how ironic, I thought
while carrying a blue body out of debris
actually, I was on adrenaline
and survival and all the glass
could not touch me
make me bleed, yes
shock me, yes.
I was seven the first time it happened
my foot in a bowl full of grass
that my grandma cut up and boiled.
My head hit the dash but I survived
we were seven in a car
and back in 1975 everything seemed legal.
In 2013, my life flashed before my eyes
but I didn’t die.
from my book LOVE & VODKA