Age of Jahiliyah

A blog of wide and varied interest, including Islam, Muslims, Poetry, Art and much more.

The Scene of Several Crimes by Caleb Puckett

A geriatric aristocrat in a tan Cadillac nods

off and crashes into an unmanned cab idling

next to a petunia bed that borders a beauty

parlor full of magazines and heedless heads.

 

The despondent cabbie scoops a few petals

from the tilled dirt and pockets them as fare

as his last hubcap spins into a faux fur purse

that might serve as a wig, planter, or hearse.

 

This final choice of course requires great care.

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