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Are You Saving the Best for Last?
Marvin Lewis
So
I’m driving down William Floyd Parkway and bust out a pack of Starburst.
To be safe, I take my hands off the wheel and drive with my knee.
I dump all the colors out onto my lap and separate them.
Just then I see a cherry-colored Mustang braking in front of me--
but there is no car in front of him.
I pull up closer behind and admire the car,
imagining how many mustangs were under the hood and
how many girls get in
and I’m wondering why it’s going so damn slow.
I put on my signal and accelerate alongside it.
I look over and see an old man
with five-pound glasses
leaning over the wheel,
struggling to keep it straight.
I look down at my pack of Starburst
and begin eating my favorite colors
first.




Comments:
Bradley  commented on July 04, 2017 :
Sets up an expectation for something more and doesn't give it to us. Disappointment can be satisfying, I find.
Eliatt  commented on July 21, 2017 :
As a frequent driver of many miles on the island, I enjoy seeing a small window of what one driver's experience is. I always make up small stories in my mind and this is a great representation of what one of those could be.
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