Car Ride

by Erin Jamieson

at three in the morning you wake her:
how would you like to go on an adventure?
her eyes, i imagine, wild & bright
with the prospect of time w/ you

& even though it’s sleeping & no one is out
you drive
with her.

when i wake i know something is missing
& even though it’s three thirty in the morning
i scream
her name, not yours.

a mother should wake before her child goes missing
a mother should keep this from happening
a mother should kiss her daughter every night
a mother should know
a mother should
a mother

i am not. that is what i’m thinking
as i start the car at half past three
wearing a windbreaker & snowflake slippers

i will drive all night.
do you understand?
do you understand
A photograph of an old yellow Volkswagen Beetle car in front of a cliff side of red dirt.

Fusca Red

by Guilherme Bergamini

Erin Jamieson holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Miami University of Ohio. Her writing has been published in over eighty literary magazines, and her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She teaches at the Ohio State University.

Reporter photographic and visual artist, Guilherme Bergamini is Brazilian and graduated in Journalism. For more than two decades, he has developed projects with photography and the various narrative possibilities that art offers. The works of the artist dialogue between memory and social political criticism. He believes in photography as the aesthetic potential and transforming agent of society. Awarded in national and international competitions, Guilherme Bergamini participated in collective exhibitions in 49 countries.

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