Truck Stop

Death, the pale thief
Who works alone,
Sipping coffee in the rear booth
Of an all-night diner,
While hatching plans
How to rob one of these truckers
Of his life tonight
As he shuts his eyes
Over the steering wheel,
Remembering some pretty hitchhiker
Wave goodbye to him
And grow smaller and smaller
In his rear view mirror.

Charles Simic

Charles Simic

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His latest book of poems, Scribbled in the Dark, was published by Ecco Press in June of 2017.
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Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His latest book of poems, Scribbled in the Dark, was published by Ecco Press in June of 2017.