Open eyes, fully alert, compliance shown.
Beer on my breath. Vicodin in my system.
Pulled over for purple turn signals. I correct in front of the officer.
The officer unaware. Passenger’s run impeded. Ticket given.
Blue awaits our departure.
Out of sight, I retrieve opened beer from door to calm.
Scott Trainer earned his BS at Ohio University in Adventure Recreation and his MFA at Ashland University in Creative Writing. He has been published in Ash and Bones Literary Magazine and writes articles somewhat consistently for watchfit.com. He also works with teenagers, taking them on adventure-oriented trips, and fights to instill efficacy in those left behind in society.