jdubqca

poetry by j matthew waters

Highway Sign


“The wages of sin is death”
flashed before my eyes
while driving 80 miles per hour
on Highway 13.

A pain shot up
my arm and for a moment
I had no hands on the steering wheel.

In what context, I wondered
did the homemade sign suggest?
And why did it happen
to find me there?

march, two thousand twelve
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7 thoughts on “Highway Sign

  1. Stoney J. Curtis on said:

    JDub….you are published dude….been waiting for you to take your energy to the world…thanks for your inspiration….SJC

  2. I liked the outer parts of the poem but lines 7/8 are odd and don’t make sense and they derail the momentum of the poem. Do you need more here? Sent with respect

  3. Gail Zimmerman on said:

    Where on Highway 13 in California did you see this sign I would like to observe??

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