Six Pack
Change at Midnight

There are some things I know
after raking leaves
and rolling change at midnight

I haven't ridden this far
in old cars,
wearing work-ruined clothes
and spending my money on books

to trade in the AMC Hornet
for the new Jeep pick-up,
fill the tank with drugs,
slide the bookcase shut,
and spin my wheels
until I'm stuck.

—Bob Caldwell