My car is parked but when I pass the sign that says ‘Slow Down’ and shows a picture of children playing I obey instantly, naturally, all too ready to put the pace back.
I keep watch for cracks in the sidewalk, the wrinkles that indicate an aging path, tiny fault lines of friction that might help these heels rediscover their talent for dragging.
Shane Schick has poems appearing or forthcoming in LEON Literary Review, The Lake and South Flordia Poetry Journal, among others. He lives with his wife and three children in Whitby, Ontario. You can find Shane at ShaneSchick.com/poetry and on Twitter @ShaneSchick.
Allison Liu (she/her) is an emerging writer currently studying in the Boston area. She can often be found working on her novel, photographing the unusual, and conducting bioengineering research. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Yellow Arrow Vignette, The Violet Hour Magazine, The Foredge Review, and elsewhere.