driving through a texan blizzard a year and a half before his death
Snow fell mercilessly the night of my twentieth birthday. The next morning, you threw a pathetic excuse of a snowball at me in the church parking lot, my Doc Martens sinking into the snow. Despite the foot of white fluff on the ground, you chose to make the 340 mile trek from Lubbock to Dallas in your veteran-sticker-covered truck. I was convinced we would die. My eyes are still closed, waiting for the crash.
SG Huerta is a Chicana poet from Dallas. They are pursuing their MFA at Texas State University and currently live in Texas with their cat Lorca. They are the author of the forthcoming chapbook The Things We Bring with Us: Travel Poems (Headmistress Press, 2021). Find them on Twitter @sg_poetry.