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The Boy on the Corner

written by: Alyssa Brocker

@Atelgy

 

hitchhiking isn’t like what
you see on those movies
with three girls
laughing on the cover.
it isn’t

C U T E

it’s
scary,
life-threatening.
you never know what
kind of person could
pick
you

U P

that’s the most
frightening
thing about it.
you have no control,
you are at the

M E R C Y

of a complete stranger.
especially the kind of
hitchhiking i’m doing.
the kind where
you have to take a

T E S T

afterwards.
because when you
haven’t eaten in three days
you will do anything for

M O N E Y

Alyssa Brocker

Alyssa Brocker

2016 AUTHOR OF THE YEAR at Spillwords.com
Alyssa Brocker is a twenty-year old college graduate.
She found her love for poetry by working with her theater group to create an original play written in prose.
She lives with her beloved dog who is always her first reader.
Alyssa Brocker

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