Saturday, November 8, 2014

Headline Poem 11/8/14 -- Highway 64

Highway 64 

I went for a drive down Highway 64 on the way toward 
Wichita. 
I was 
    tired 
of fighting and kicking my own ass and needed a place to pull my truck over and 
relax. 
I wanted to forget but 
needed to remember. 

When I got out, 
arms stretched in the autumn breeze, I felt November wrap her arms around me. 
She welcomed my stopping, because most just drive through. 

Things are always better after I've been with you, where I've had a chance 
to wail 
out lyrics I could have written myself about 
cats and dogs and doves that cry, 
stories about shooting stars and rivers and mountains to climb. 

We are all floating and trying to gain our strength. 
We are all our looking for a place to stay safe, 
the road of yellow 
that will ensure we don't slip 
off the cliff. 
We are all searching for the town called Bliss (most are already there and just don't know it). 

We are 
roses with thorns put on display, 
on the dashboards,
for the world to see -- 
We may be prickly and weathered 
from the sun, 
   but we 
were alive once, and will be again. 

We will mingle 
with the air and
  drop our leaves without a care. 
Because in the end, 
our fragrance keeps us company and our colors 
take us home.