Toren Wallace
Ronnie Wood And Rod Stewart Made Small Faces Into Faces

the caption reads Takes Pictures of Her S**t
underneath the schoolteacher who wears
a two-toned skirt and a pullover sweater
with an appliqué of a Bichon Frisé

the retired driving instructor Bertrand
rarely discusses the loss of his parents
in the Le Mans tragedy of ’55
they were numbers 33&34 of 83

I’ll be damned thinks the sheriff
from Kanab in southwest Utah
when he reads that Kamui Kobayashi
has won his first ever F1 race

a waitress remembers the order
chik fr stk / x mash but doesn’t realize
it was for Jim Jones
before he caught a flight to Guyana

the scrap of paper with the address
where to send five dollars for a copy
of Hints from Heloise: Cleaning
with Vinegar
is back at the apartment

everyone likes the smell of their farts
was the last thing Harold
said to his son while holding
a Michelob on the chaise lounge

Toren is a student in the MFA Creative Writing: Poetry program at California State University, Long Beach. His poetry has appeared in American Mustard, Poetic Diversity: Los Angeles, and Lip Stick Party Mag.