Hitchhiking To Avalon
(Beside the road waiting for a ride.)
Do you think tomorrow will come? she asks.
I’m not sure how I’ll feel if it does.
(Fading light, gas station sign against the
How far is it to Avalon? he asks.
I don’t think it’s that long a trip.
If we get a ride.
(Electric sunrise over the hill.)
Are those headlights? she asks.
Yeah looks like it.
(An old Ford pickup slows to a stop.)
Avalon? he asks the driver,
who motions them into the truck bed.
The tires kick up dust.
1 April 2021
State College PA
For Irene and Andrea