My 2nd First Step is a blog by LaRue Cook, a former senior editor for ESPN The Magazine. His posts chronicle his new life as a driver for Uber and lyft.

Poetry: My Apology

Poetry: My Apology

I see the sign of the times blinking.
It has momentarily lost power,
reset to an intermittent caution,
yellow light after yellow light after yellow light.

Still, my heart beats red, on many days,
too many days.
I idle safely, the intersection a blur,
yellow light after yellow light after yellow light.

My apology.
My apology darts forward,
and I reach for it,
waiting.

Fiction: Mysterious Ways

Fiction: Mysterious Ways

Poetry: Talking to My Mother, the Only Way I Know How

Poetry: Talking to My Mother, the Only Way I Know How