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Driving haiku
by Kelley White

White knuckled, Mother
grips the door handle—teaching
me, sixteen, to drive.

SOURCE: This poem in a slightly different form first appeared at HaikuHut.com in 2012.

PHOTO: “Sandy road” by alleks, used by permission (text added).

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 
Pediatrician Kelley White worked in inner city Philadelphia and now works in rural
 New Hampshire. Her poems have appeared in journals, including Exquisite Corpse, Rattle, and JAMA. Her most recent books are Toxic Environment (Boston Poet Press) and Two Birds in Flame (Beech River Books). She received a 2008 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant.