Drive

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    Written about me driving home at one hundred miles an hour......

    Drive

     

    This afternoon I hit Hwy 149.

    Sunroof wide open, windows down.

    My black sunglasses on.

    Long brown hair in a ponytail.

    I glided by first one car and then another.

    Shifting out I felt the power.

    The superchargers whine.

    Flying down that Grey asphalt ribbon,

    As all my cares fell away.

    I eased up to one hundred

    miles an hour.

    I drove.

    Composed.

    Melded with the machine.

    Not angry at all.

    Felt so clean.

    To drive.

    The shifter in my hand grasped loosely.

    As I slid down that highway inspired.

    Not high, no rage. Unwinding.

    Like poetry on the page.

    Better than any drug or orgasm.

    Can you all fathom?

    I was alive.

    All the bullshit, all the pain.

    Nothing mattered.

    Not that I just lost my best friend forever.

    No tears, no fear, no anger.

    Felt comfort not danger.

    The wind in my hair felt so clean.

    So I flew....home to you.

     

    Phil G. Inman Sr.

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    FranzJ commented on Drive

    07-24-2010

    whoa - did not expect the ending - was expending a release only

    philjonesin

    07/24/2010

    I am glad you enjoyed it.

    Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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