highway of solitude

highway of solitude

A Poem by Kirstin

driving through a construction zone
my body numb, yet every bump sends shards
of pain through me that are mind-
wrenchingly cold
i taste salt
the lights and lines blur in front of me
i drive faster
pine needles sink into my skin
my mom once had me searching for a small
puzzle piece for days
you are the piece that probably got vacuumed and lost forever.
i never found it. i never will.
i am not incomplete without you, necessarily.
if i crop the picture, the scenery is lovely.
no one needs to know that this landscape stretches
on for miles.
i'll show you the babbling brook, for it is beautiful 
and requires no mending
but i'll hide the torn down fence and the crumbling barn
i am ashamed they are not fixed.
the highway extends into eternity and i wonder 
if you'd miss me
if i just disappeared into the night.
an hour ago i was blissfully happy to be your
companion in laughter.
now i am solitary in tears. 

© 2016 Kirstin


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Added on February 7, 2016
Last Updated on February 7, 2016
Tags: love, unrequited love, highway, pain, incomplete, hurt, sad

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