Dogs 2010

IN MY LANE
(6/30/10)


life
is a traffic
nightmare
at times

circumstances
so immediate
and pressing
speeding at us
from every angle

so many
tumbleweeds
of tragedy
blowing with
the prevailing winds
across highways
of rationality

defensive driving
not always
enough
to avoid
all those idiots
ignoring the rules
of the road

there
are too many
of them
and only
so many options
of escape

sometimes
I have to
phase out
all hazards
and focus
solely upon
some simple
guiding
principles

stay between
my own stripes
of sanity
and hope
for the best
around me

hide behind
tinted windows
turn up
the radio
A/C
and motor on
with a purpose
unknown
to others

go ahead

honk
and flip
me off

I don't
care

I know
the surest route
and will not
deviate
my direction
despite
your protests
and sideswipe
attempts

even
if my vehicle
fails to make
the objective
where it dies
will be on
a direct line
to my destination

I can
always
walk it
from
there