at the mechanic’s
the car has hiccupped to a stop
then valves inside my wallet pop
draining out cash before the shop.
Alexander Pepple is an electrical and software engineer. He founded and edits Able Muse and its related presses, and directs its related Eratosphere online literary workshop. He edited the Able Muse Anthology (Able Muse Press, 2010) and has been published widely.