The Open Road

Open Road


Drifting snow snakes across the highway,
Steaming like a young woman’s dreams
Of the life she left behind her,
In the rear-view mirror, no more to be seen.

Far ahead stretches the long and lonesome road,
Curving over hill and dale,
Reaching ever forward to horizons,
No arrival, always on the trail.

Mountains yet stand sentinel,
Sheathed all in white,
Passes to be crossed between
Today and endless night,
That which came before her, and
Ahead still out of sight.

Precarious to navigate,
Downgrade in low gear,
Long-haul truckers keeping
Company with her fear,
But the tires keep their traction
And she puts them to her rear.

The tires sing out their lonely
One note melody,
The white line draws a promise of
A brighter future yet to be,
If she can but follow and
Open eyes to see;
He is far behind her and
Now she’s finally free.

27 thoughts on “The Open Road

    • Thank you, darling! Yes, I’m rarin’ to get going! Got home yesterday, and promptly got stuck in a Downton Abbey marathon in prep for the upcoming season (well, I guess it just finished where you are, but about to start here), so not exactly productive, but it was fun! Today, however, I’m feeling inspired. 🙂

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  1. This is so lovely! And the gorgeous photo is just icing on an already well-crafted cake. You’ve really conveyed a sense of hope and relief in the narrator’s voice. I’ll definitely come back to this one. 🙂

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