Poetic Asides asked us to write about location. Nothing says location – or loquacious – like those damned Garmans!


He bought a Garman off the Net
Maybe so he’d be spared pulling over
and asking directions?
Yeah, it’s a guy thing.

It sits on his dashboard
like a chunky trophy
and says, “Course correction” a lot.
He set the voice to “Female Euro-trash.,”
which pissed off his girlfriend,
who refers to it as “Garmina the Map Slut.”

Gadgetmaster of Expensive, Trouble-making Toys,
thy name is Pete.

© 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Published at Poetic Asides