He was a Volvo, boxy but reliable.
She was a fiery red sports car.
Together they seemed
an ill matched pair,
but high speeds and wet roads
brought them together.
Their families are still recovering
from their marriage of steel.
Joseph Farley edited Axe Factory from 1986 to 2010. His books and chapbooks include Suckers, For the Birds, Longing for the Mother Tongue, Her Eyes, and Crow of Night.