When do they rip the car and truck seats out?
Usually after a wreck.
Pull them out,
Cut them free.
Down at the chilly lake house they have several.
Two propped against a lakeside cypress tree.
One by the sagging front porch,
And two dropped by the back windshield into a pickup bed.
Backs vertical or slanted, seats tilted.
Two men bundled, a bottle of whiskey between them,
Settled into the lakeside cracked leather seats –
Saved from a pickup that collied with an oak tree on a turn
They leaned back, watched white pelicans just in from the North
Float on the cold-wind-rippled lake
They’ll stay only an hour,
Good the whiskey is warm.
Kids will ride in the pickup’s seats in summer.
The seat by the house, little used..