Showing posts with label Georgia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Georgia. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 2, 2024


Photo © 2024 Jennifer Wagner


It was obvious

why she’d chosen the Marietta Diner,

in retrospect.


Spacecraft-esque and in Georgia.


She spilled a Coke

meant for someone else’s table

when she placed

a Cobb salad in front of me,


shaken by a few Russians discussing

the cosmonauts in a cloud of smoke nearby.


That’s when we’d recognized her

from a grainy photograph on the History Channel.

And of course, she’d had a different name.


Soon after, she’d been replaced

and we were told she’d taken ill.


But as we walked toward our Chevy,

there she was

crouching down behind it,

bumming a ride.


If someone is brave enough

to wear a red leather jumpsuit

and they ask for your help,

you know they need it.


So, we dropped her “anywhere,”

as requested.

She blew us a kiss,

and one toward the east,


then strode high, helmet in hand,

toward Narikala

and, we hoped, 




© 2024 Jennifer Wagner


For Shay’s Word Garden Word List


Since I recently returned from a trip to Georgia (state not country) and watched (tripped-out over) Season 1 of Constellation, this is what the muse gave.


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