Mother and Daddy bump down the Interstate
in the trunk of a silver Toyota
speeding through Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Their ashes slept last night
in a star-smitten Memphis
after dinner at the Catfish Cabin . . .
–excerpt from “Last Journey” in A Light Dusting of Breath by Donna Pucciani (Purple Flag Press, 2014). First published in Journal of the American Medical Association.