Designated DriverA Poem by Charlie
In the valley I drove
The static-y radio a foghorn in sleepy ears
Energy petering out
Consciousnes battling to stay out of the murky swamps of sleep.
Cast-off Lakers jersey folded helter-skelter in the backseat.
Friend rolled in the floor
Exhuasted from the journey
Dreaming drunken dreams.
Rain swept back and forth by angry windshield wipers
I yearned for summer.
Destiny held us in winter's cold
Kryptonite for the warm-blooded
Young at heart.
Traffic light eyes drooping
I was submarine awake
In between here and there
Awake and asleep.
A dream's audition in my mind:
Road before me here was muddy
Dream air there was salty
Here, a faded dust moon
There, a cactus sea.
Then, a familiar sight.
The front fence mysteriously missing.
It lay in the ditch
Rain pouring over it pitylessly.
Shook my friend awake
"This isn't my house."
"It is now."
"I thought we were just buddies."
"Marry me. I never want to drive again."
"Remind me to drink more often."
© 2012 Charlie
Added on March 12, 2012
Last Updated on March 12, 2012
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