Fitz Fitzgerald

open your toolbox
amid half-chewed steel
teeth-smashed wind-
shields of webbed ice
a father & son hunt for parts
salvation in a junkyard
the ghosts of Route One
cassettes unspool on floorboards
on a bed of fallen leaves
George Carlin, Cheech and Chong
Richard Pryor, National Lampoon
you could use a laugh
so as not to take
the wreck so serious


Fitz Fitzgerald is a poet in Baltimore. Work of his has appeared in Open Letters, Artichoke Haircut, Everyday Genius, Espresso Ink, Boog City, Seltzer, and What Weekly.