Rental – Poetry by Nanette Tamer

Rene Magritte – The Spot on the Map

They can’t say where they are,
the car rental agent told me,
with GPS,
or say how they got there.

We all have machines
to which we rent
our lives,
The use of them itches.
The need for them itches.

About the Poet

Nanette Tamer teaches English and Latin in Maryland. In addition to her creative works, she publishes her research about the influence of the Roman poet Horace on poetry and fiction in America.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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