Glen Armstrong

A Boy Named “Radio”

While driving
on California’s fictional

Angel Highway
I wonder if my car is fictional

as well
and if driving is reading

I hope
that the crash site

is fictional
that the detectives drink

fictional coffee
from Styrofoam cups

there is a young hipster
couple in my building

who named their firstborn
“Radio Lee”

they have a guitar
signed by Jeff Tweedy

that they never play
but often talk about.

Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters and has two current books of poems: Invisible Histories and The New Vaudeville. His work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Conduit, and Cream City Review.