Thousands of days turning the engine, striking a match, backing the old Mercury out of the driveway. Thousands of errands to the grocery store, the post office, with the window cracked open, heater rattling, winter’s chill rushing in. My mother cradles a cigarette between her fingers, taps ash into the street with her […]
STEVE COUGHLIN teaches creative writing at Chadron State College in northwest Nebraska. He is the author of the collections Another City (FutureCycle Press) and Driving at Twilight (Main Street Rag).