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November 3, 2020 Poetry

Under Oath

Sophia Ha

Under Oath photo

Two cop cars nose to rear
on 91 N
is the most intimate thing I’ve seen all day
drinking mottled sun
arms through windows
memorized authority
the color of sirens
sticky and all at once
I imagine them doing things
as a two-piece earthship
25 mph even
rolling grass banks
ordering double combos at the McDonald’s on Maple
head back an inch
and someone dies
makes me believe
that two corrupt bodies
can scare each other long enough
to keep breathing



image: Laura Gill