I’m pleased that U. S. 1 Worksheets accepted my poem “Travelogue” for their spring 2015 issue. U.S. 1 is based in Princeton, NJ, and has published its yearly journal since 1973. The journal includes over 100 new and seasoned poets in each issue; local, national, and international voices are featured. See the journal at the link above if you wish to submit.
I’ve been fortunate to be published previously by U.S. 1 Worksheets.
The varied covers for the journal are photographs, paintings, or mixed media collages by acclaimed artists.
On the twenty-mile trip to work, and then home at the end of the day, these are some of the things I experienced:
In the morning headed to work:
purple and red sky surround the crescent moon—
swollen lips on a plum.
The blue Nissan with the Jesus license plate
speeds toward the intersection, crusading
through after the yellow changes.
The white van’s dome light appears and inside
sit five guys with short hair above buttoned
collars, sharing a joint.
The deer had no chance since the car coming
the other way finished what the car
in front of me did not.
Later, headed home and drowsy, I drive off
the edge of the road. The rough, brown
dirt of a Bucks County farm saves me.
© Marie Kane 2015