The Road to Anvil Road

By on Dec 17, 2014 in Poetry

Coyote carrying anvil with the Road Runner

is clearly an ACME creation, arrived
in pieces, with manual translatable to coyote.
Three cliffs with tenuous ledges and a canyon
trail clicked. Tab A’s into slot B’s completed
ideal spot for high-speed avian ambush.
Warning! Elevation: dangerous.
The vertical rise distorts perspective,
makes targeting alignment calculations skew.
The configuration does not allow for wind
effects or added weight of steel extras. One
pressure change, a few too many Beep Beep’s,
and Poof! you are the road-kill sandwich.
Accordion bodied, arms and legs all that remains


A.J. Huffman has published seven solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses. Her eighth solo chapbook, Drippings from a Painted Mind, won the 2013 Two Wolves Chapbook Contest. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her poetry, fiction, and haiku have appeared in hundreds of national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, Kritya, and Offerta Speciale, in which her work appeared in both English and Italian translation. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.