The Shortcut

Alex Bransky
Jan 13, 2021

Lemon-yellow chaos
Driving through the snow
Aquamarine and elemental
Several octaves below

A crack, a crash
A terrorizing splash
A hamstring hurl
And sudden window smash

Unclick, be quick
Grab the sidekick
Push her out first
Then do a dolphin kick

The wind is calm
The sun is bright
Pray another car
Comes by before the night

Layers of brisk and bleak
Biting the limbs at their peak
The bronchial sting, the halo of frost
Shiny condensate mystique

No rest for the weak



Alex Bransky

poet, proser, and stuff. empathy lover, hate hater.