Carol Moldaw

On the Way to the Acupuncturist
November 2, 2013 Moldaw Carol

On the Way to the Acupuncturist


In the wrong lane, the slow one—

I do what I have to, to get out.

It takes awhile, and the dynamics

of the lanes shift. Shift again.

Nineteen minutes to get there.


Cars pass me, but why do I care:

I still have time. It’s being

behind the curve that rankles—

I want to catch the traffic lights’

green wave, latch onto the tailwind.

Carol Moldaw’s 7th book of poems, Go Figure, will be published by Four Way Books in 2024. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Photo credit: Don Usner