Parallel Parked in an Alternate Universe

Double parked

on a parallel highway

Broke down and hazy

on an alternate byway


I called out God,

Odin and Buddha

All i learn’d is

they all are much taller


Parallel parked on an

galactic spacepod

Where mustangs roam freely

if you promise to return


Floating far above any water

drinking only mud and mire

Chasing fireflies in ditches

tangled cactus and barbwire


I’ll build up on a lost slab

a hut of cow dung and roadkill

I’ll meditate on the lizards

and wait for the signal


Magnollas and hibiscus

it’s was sure nice to meet us

i’ll send live oak telegrams

with greetings from the forge.