Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers is the author of two poetry collections: Chord Box (University Arkansas Press, 2013) and The Tilt Torn Away from the Seasons (Eyewear Publishing, forthcoming in October 2018). Her poems appear in Boston Review, The Missouri Review, FIELD, Crazyhorse, and other journals; her creative nonfiction can be found in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017, Best American Travel Writing 2017, The Missouri Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. A former Kenyon Review Fellow, she is currently a Murphy Visiting Fellow at Hendrix College. She lives in Arkansas and Washington, DC.
But one morning, I get caught behind a tractor on the way to school and I wade in just before the bell to find someone else’s sedan parked in my space. It’s a Ford Escort, a two-door hatchback. Cherry-colored. Looks new.