David Brennan

Dark Passenger

They were driving from New York to Europe.

A large wave tossed them out

of the car. As they laid on the water

they saw a cat crossing the ocean. They saw a little old lady running after the cat. Not
stopping to look both ways, the woman was struck by a truck.

At the hospital they found the family gathered, crying. He wanted to say something to

“The storm is over,” he said.

David Brennan is the author of the poetry collection The White Visitation (BlazeVox) and the chapbook The Family Flamboyant (Brickhouse Books). He lives and teaches in Virginia.

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