Interstate Break-Up

Interstate Break-Up

A Poem by Seth Cason

When True Love doesn't follow you home because you're going 80mph in a different time zone.




"All the world just stopped now..." *



my fried eyes as bright as headlights

hacking back the shadows of this blighted, insomnia-parched midnight highway,

blinking in rhythm to the ghostly static/ snow of my runaway soul.


Whip-smart, homeless;

how efficiently we forget our inconvenient histories,

tossed like trash over our shoulders where we stand.

Would that I add my phone to that heap;

instead, hurled screen-down atop the passenger seat,

it refuses to move.

It has nothing to say,

and I cringe at its every word.

© 2021 Seth Cason

Author's Note

Seth Cason
*Tori Amos's "Tear in Your Hand"
**10 gallon h/t to Mattavelli

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words do this, yes they do, breaking-up through written words, yes they do what You've expressed, the world stops... shocked and numb (in the first two verses), then the emotional rage begins (in the third verse) not knowing what to do, do You continue, do You stop... long distance relationship is not impossible but they have more challenges than a normal one.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Hello, Seth! :)
This reads like a fresh wound thats just about to start bleeding. You made great use of the movement, and gave lovely wording and vividness to this emotional scene. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I enjoyed the visual flow of your poem. Their images really spoke to me in almost a subliminal way. Thank you for sharing your work.

Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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3 Reviews
Added on June 17, 2021
Last Updated on June 22, 2021
Tags: Poetry, Heartbreak, Midnight, Insomnia


Seth Cason
Seth Cason

Alexandria, LA

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