Riding In Cars With Boys

The van’s chock

 

full of tools

 

left to knock

 

against rolling cans

 

on the floor

 

‘cause the sparky

 

lifting me home’s

 

just got clean,

 

he’s in full bloom

 

happy as Larry

 

elbow out the side,

 

offers me a vile from a

 

glove-box fulla

 

homemade vape juice

 

and a sidelong grin

 

from a mouth

 

fulla gunmetal grey,

 

and I reckon right then

 

not knowing him

 

from a bar of soap

 

that he’s a good bloke,

 

as far as good blokes go.

Joshua Dabelstein is a poet and musician, currently based in Melbourne Australia.

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