Mars Base One (a rolling blackout)

She drives with the skill
of an old alcoholic as she
confidently pulls right
up to the guard rail

She’d been listening to
a radio show about the
long-time secret military
base we have on Mars

Then she looks in the back
and sees two sleeping women
that she doesn’t know and has
no idea how they even got there

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Bill McCloud is a poetry editor for the Right Hand Pointing literary journal and is the poetry reviewer for Vietnam Veterans of America. His poetry book, The Smell of the Light, reached #1 on The Oklahoman’s “Oklahoma Bestsellers List." His poems have appeared in Oklahoma Today and the Oklahoma English Journal. He is a faculty member of William Bernhardt’s annual WriterCon, presenting sessions on writing and publishing poetry.

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