The damn road
It was a cold winter day. I awake with my blue eyes lover.
We lay together sharing sweet kisses.
Her beautiful young body pressing against me so tightly.
I can hear her heart beating.
I put my face into her flowing red hair.
I wished for this moment not to end.
I found her again.
She broke my heart years ago.
The damn road put us back together again.
I escaped to war to lose her memory and now I’m swimming in sweet warmth of her flesh.
She told me I must get up.
I was driving from Michigan to California this morning.
I brought her closer and I can hear the road calling me again.
I watch my love get dressed.
She was as beautiful when we were young and our hunger to love was possible.
I see in her face. The joy in your eyes to have me with her.
So funny I also saw the desire for me to leave.
We share a meal and many tender kisses.
I wave goodbye and I saw soft tears in her eyes as I drove away..
I should have turned back and never allowed her to leave my life.
But the damn road and my heart couldn’t take losing her again.
8 July 1992