Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

Reduced Speed Ahead

Raud Kennedy

His bottle of e.d. pills rolls across the dash
as they speed through the turn
in his new red Porsche.
His heavy ‘girlfriend’ has frosted hair
instead of gray.
Middle age is a washed out memory
in the rear view mirror
as the Grim Reaper
leans over the backs of their seats
and glances at their speed.


Raud Kennedy works as a dog trainer in Boston. He's had poems published in the States, England, and Scotland.

© Raud Kennedy

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