It's Easter in California
The Easter Bunny
will arrive by helicopter

Does Easter matter here?
Does Spring matter here?
Spill-O wonders

And in that bit of wonderment
he almost gets into an accident

He was just trying to merge
But he shouldn't have tried it with her
They both almost died
He was more sad than terrified

He stays as long as he can
in the only bar open in San Simeon
listening to the dead sing
the hits of yesterday and never

Looking up from the dashboard,
Spill-O asks the moon
if its meteors had prayed for impact

Because that's how he feels
out on the freeways

Colin Dodds grew up in Massachusetts and completed his education in New York City. He’s the author of several novels, including WINDFALL and The Last Bad Job, which the late Norman Mailer touted as showing “something that very few writers have; a species of inner talent that owes very little to other people.” Dodds’ screenplay, Refreshment, was named a semi-finalist in the 2010 American Zoetrope Contest. His poetry has appeared in more than a hundred publications, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Samantha. You can find more of his work at