Melissa Juchniewicz


Boston Tête-à-Tête

Shoulda seen the rubbaneckas
had a fendabendah
checkin out the SUV
that got in that rearendah.

Cute one quickly flagged me ovah.
I woulda stopped, no lie,
but I nevah bang a U-ey
since my D.U.I.

Melissa Juchniewicz is a Hyla Brook poet and a member of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project. Her publications include works in literary and academic journals; the book Visible Voices; and essays, including one in the anthology Thoreau’s Legacy. She teaches at UMass Lowell and lives in Chester, New Hampshire.