'Parking Lot #7'
photo by Samantha Malay, Seattle, Washington, 1990

by Samantha Malay
published in Qwerty Magazine, issue 42

untangle words from the kitchen phone
around kids eating toast in their swimsuits
macaroni salad in a margarine tub
pale grass where the hose was coiled

count the cuts to open a can
with a keychain P-38
thistle seeds on windshield dust
a duffel bag on the passenger seat

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