Drive

For the Poetry Project Competition *can also be found in poetry collection 'Iridescent Rain'*

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1. Drive

we drive over hills,
guided through lost towns and 
forgotten souls,
treasured smiles and
melancholic whisperings;
the moon alight and alive,
reaching for those that
descend amongst the 
earth's crescent.

and here we 
fall -
into the warmth of the night,
sucking out the air inside of us until we are 
running on the fuel of our 
broken souls,
the only sound the slow
churning of the engine,
fighting through deafening voices to reach the 
horizon that stretches 
monumentally before us.

and the drive is so long,
my eyes drying to the
breeze that blows away my
tears,
and the darkness -
consuming us,
the stars an array of the 
mismatched thoughts that
lie between the world and
I.

and I'm sinking,
into the depths of this
frivolous universe,
where humanity can no longer
reach me.
I'll remain alone -
on this long long drive,
seeking,
searching,
to be 
found.

 

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