Flat Tire

Rain in the red forest
Rain on the rocks
Rock chips on the road
Rock chip in the tire

Tired tire thumps
Wet scenic pull-off
Wet needles, wet leaves
Car jack and donut

Seek a big rock
Wedge in the front wheel
Jack up the jack
Rotate the wheel

Wheel home crooked
Crooked slow wheels
Home slow in the rain

First published in Residual Heat under my pseudonym Aga Black.