Monday's Poem

Tyler Gabrysh has most recently appeared in ditch, Four and Twenty, and Jones Av. He resides in Victoria with a family of cats and people, and is working on a themed poetry collection, along with acting as editor on two other literary projects. Check out his self-coined ALPs and other information at

"Pavement Puncture" was originally published in the 2005 chapbook "Without Berries" by Cascade Communications.

© 2012 Tyler Gabrysh

Pavement Puncture


Determined nation
Rally claps
Mile a monstrosity minute
Curly red
Fox quick
Country so wide
Some cried
During protocol pit stops
Microphone grasp
Last gasp
Even two legs weren’t enough
But archival footage
Suns the shadow