Lines West: Sept. 30, 2011


Charcoal and pink Pontiac drops me at the curb,

Fins flaring as it pulls away.

I push three quarters and a dime through the port

In the round glass booth under the marquee.

Inside popcorn conks the metal bowl

Exuding seductive, buttery air.

I glide over the plush, quiet carpet to my seat.

In deep darkness, the fantasy begins.

Magic Technicolor scenes of Cleopatra draw me—

Kidnapped and floating on the Nile,

Clinging to life in a racing chariot,

Pressed breathless into a kiss by Mark Antony.

Too soon I squint into the late afternoon sun,

Silently riding the charcoal and pink chariot,

Staring at passing streets and

Trying to bring my spirit back from Cairo.

— Linda Stout


Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

  • Assistant County Attorney

    The Delta County is accepting applications for a full timeAssistant Count...

  • Event Staff

    Now HiringEvents in GJ and the Vail Valley. Transportation and Lo...

  • Leasing Agent - Ft

    APARTMENT LEASING CONSULTANT - FULL-TIMESeeking a full time (40 hours a week...

  • Warranty Repairs

    G.J. Gardner is seeking aPart-Time Warranty/Punch List Specialist...

  • Asset Manager

    The Grand JunctionHousing Authority seeks to fill the position of . ...

  • Look Forward To Mondays!

    Look Forward toMondaysFind a job you love, and transform the way ...

Search More Jobs

734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Subscribe to print edition
Advertiser Tearsheet

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy