Climb Smiling Cars

Hayley Hudson

A street bump is a platform
yet my foot catches the slope
again – yesterday’s bump again

I’m lamenting people
never learning and not being born
the type to climb, smiling; cars
act this way near round, red lights

A quick truck responds to either
me or the light and mid-admiration
of its speed a woman waves haha
I’ll wave back as she turns to a friend

(the friend isn’t me but the driver):

In some states depending on the laws
you’re an accessory by being
there / I’m obsessed with those kinds of
situations / oh you love true crime / no
I’m a lawyer, practicing / practicing for?