i. it ends in a ditch. a shower of light & gravel, no sirens on scene.
ii. this car, this body twisted together, the thick smoke inhaled exhaled.
iii. the lonely side-view mirror, an eye in the grass, perhaps useless now.
iv. the caved-in windshield encloses me, kisses me, breathing & breathing.
v. bent-open half-buried, steaming beneath a tree. snow filters through me.
Sydney To is an English PhD candidate at UC Berkeley, with research interests in Asian American literature, transpacific Vietnamese literature, critical refugee studies, and biopolitics. His work has appeared in Asian American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Studies, diaCRITICS and Asian Review of Books.