desert drive

photo-1429308755210-25a272addeb3seems as though the tires should melt
atop the inky runway, as she runs away
another summertime desert drive

dashboard temperature screamed one-eleven
in Yuma, but now reads ninety-nine
as the sun begins to say goodnight

cracks of angry light, ignite her way
hundreds of miles, calming inflamed knots
that have infiltrated the body

this emptied desert, empties her mind
allowing thoughts to slow and ease
as she flies through Spanish radio static

crystal bulbs wink and guide her
she follows the familiar star patterns
that help to scatter her life’s patterns


Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: Unsplash


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