Midlife Crisis (or: Buy the Convertible)

By Brad Johnson


He convinced himself he was happy
until he met her and something about
the youth of her hands or the age in her eyes
charged the garage timer in his mind
which clicked on the backyard sprinklers
that would not duck back down until
the entire lawn rotted with over-saturation
or the pump motor smoked and burned dry.


Brad Johnson Winner of the 2012 Longleaf Press Chapbook Contest, Brad Johnson has published four chapbooks of poetry. Work of his has also been accepted by Nimrod, Permafrost, Poet Lore, The South Carolina Review, The Southeast Review, Southern Indiana Review, Willow Springs and others.

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