The Muse

(An International Journal of Poetry)

Volume-1                                          June-2011                                                        Number-1


Drive to Catechism 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† by Carrie Allison

I am trapped,

strapped in.

I am speeding

in the dark,

a bullet spinning

into the void.

I grip the sides

of my seat,

eyes squeezed.

My mother

beside me

drives, careening

into the rain,

eyes glassy

and empty,

a dollís eyes.

I mumble

freshly memorized


while the cage

around me

hurls out of control,

dark and long,

the barrel of a gun.