Tripping

How far is now?
How far is it?
Wheels turning
on an endless road to nowhere
Wavy blacktop meets the stars
Silent strangers
embracing in the barren darkness
yet
familiar
comfortable
in each others presence
knowing what the other is thinking
without saying a word

I drive among miles of jagged land
rough and uneven
curved as a new moon
Indecision plagues my every thought
my every breath
parched
choking
on dust from the dirt roads I have taken
Lost and crawling
through a desert of nothingness
Poison in my veins
Praying for a mirage
of salvation

How soon?
How soon is now?
The world is surreal and blurred
My eyes tired and sore
Miles
Upon miles
play me like a favorite song
Over and over
Each time better than the last
Taken by the chorus, grabbed by the hook
Making love to the melody
I, in my dreamlike state
make my way
to
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5 thoughts on “Tripping

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Tripping ” reverberates with visceral poetic insights.Its narrative warps and wefts displaying familiar echoes of other ” Road Trips ” , taken by the likes of Springsteen and Vlautin.

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  2. Sana Rose

    Miles
    upon miles
    play me like a favorite song
    over and over
    each time better than the last….
    Love these lines…
    captivating trip Suzanne 🙂

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  3. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for July 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . *** Poem of the Month..Listen to the Whirlwind – Ogunjimi James Taiwo..***..In the Category of Highly Commended,(tabulated alphabetically)..** (The) Blind enlightened – Sridhar Karanam **…** Eye my soul – Reena Prasad **…** Jesus at the Well – Phil Martin **…** Sand bank – Madhumita Ghosh **…** They Name is Holy -Kiriti Sengupta **…** Tripping – Suzanne Parlee **…** When words fail you – Neha Verma **…** Wild Leaf – Tapeshwar Prasad **…** (A) Wilting Tree – Milon Moksedul **…** Window to my soul – Jan Phillips **…** (A) Woe-Man-1 – Diwakar Pokhriyal **…** Yellowing pages – Sunil Sharma **…

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