Idling, As if a 1985 Toyota Tercel

Erric Emerson is a poet residing in the westerlands of Philadelphia. He is a founding member of Duende literary journal. His work has appeared in Beautiful Losers, Crabfat, Five:2:oneNeon, Gingerbread House, The Black Napkin, Mead, and By&By, among other places.

Idling, As if a 1985 Toyota Tercel

Corner store loosies.
Now what?

Eat something
without regard for your sixties.

A circled-hand on the wall slaves
away with One-Mississippi’s.

I turn on a documentary concerning
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s universe-view.


At what point do you become your father?

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