Week One: "Motorhome"

by max garcía conover

if we make it back to new york
we'll tell them all about new mexico
thanksgiving in the walmart parking lot
transmission busted on our motorhome

we'll tell them how we almost made a living
10,000 miles like a couple dogs
howling every night at someone different
waking up just the two of us

driving through wyoming in the wind
we counted out a hundred antelope
we didn't have a place to go right then
so we pulled over and that was home

the million ways there were to make a living
the million things we filled those days up with
we stopped asking everyone's permission
and we found out it wasn't theirs to give

if they're talking now and i'm not listening
if i'm staring out at the road
it's probably her that i'm missing
our dear departed motorhome