Truck Driver from Missouri by Moriah LaChapell

He’s been coming here
for 9 years
hauling plants
from Oregon
to any garden
center that buys
the green
distinctively better
container.
He has kind
brown eyes
and a drawl
that’s slow
like molasses.
We ate lunch
together and talk
about storm shelters,
Joplin
and our children.
When lunch ends
he tells my boss
“You should let her
take the afternoon
off.”
I laughed
and walked away.
15 trucks
will leave this place
and roll down I-5
by the time
Friday evening
arrives.

3 Responses to “Truck Driver from Missouri by Moriah LaChapell”

  1. Reblogged this on Moriah LaChapell and commented:
    Thanks Rusty Truck!

  2. Jeremy Nathan Marks Says:

    I love the texture of this poem and its loping rhythm.

  3. a picture in words…

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