Horsepower

every night is wasted
                         without you
  pointless drives/I need reminders to drive
   this  fist struck from another car’s
               passenger side window
                 flee unnoticed
               with the speed of my heartbeat
              a waxing moon unrealized
                                  though
      I always sense I am not alone
                  and I know the sensation well
                                but
                        but/
                        There are plans
                  and then stopwatch fails –
          disappointment wears me
                            like a worn out fashion
                                      statement
             There’s a stiffness in my right arm
                              every time I fall asleep
                              if I sleep
                             [maybe next week]
             》》until then I race reality
                                to a known stop line
                          checking traffic for cops
                                     the “hidden” kind
           I’ll lose my mind for a second
                                              of your time
        
   so___
              there’s no need to rob me blind
         

   steal away/eyes open/any day

             ——->         accelerate ×

–LM
                         
 
                   

14 thoughts on “Horsepower

  1. This is beautifully intense, Lauren! I love the imagery you use in your poems to describe your feelings, it’s so magical! There’s always something for everyone in your pieces. Keep up with the good work!

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