After A Phillies Game

Sitting in the backseat heading

north on 95 after the

game eating cold pretzels straight out

a crinkled, brown paper bag like

they’re going out of style―four

for a dollar, salt settles in

your lap, refineries burn in

Port Richmond―three pretzels to go.

Matt was born and raised in Levittown, PA, and now resides in NC where he writes poetry and short fiction.