I’m driving deep into the sunset,
and the horizon is hanging upon the head of the highway–
everything is hazy in these moments,
glowing and flaming like transparent wildfires calling me clearly in silent tongues.
The tires hug the road and my wrist loses itself to thoughts.
I’m quickly reminded of lines,
of guidelines that one must abide,
of left and right,
of past and love and family.
I steady my hand upon the wheel and drive into this
invisible fire. Aching and alone.
I’m getting closer to you now–
leaving all this on the road
and driving straight into your heart,
And the closer I get,
the brighter we burn
Until this fire is blazing blue.
And I’m thinking of a song now, and the words warm my heart.
I know this love is real
because this fire is burning blue, as
the highway disappears with the daylight–
any brighter flame would be a lie.
I love you.