May 24, 2020

#PoetrySunday - 5/24/10

#PoetrySunday - 5/24/10

STRANDED

There’s no place you can go
When the very vehicle in which you’ve arrived
At this godforsaken spot
Finally breaks down,
Leaving you stranded

Here, in this place you never intended to be
On the side of a road
That has no end

The midday heat
Begins to crack your lips and
The visions you see on the shimmering horizon
Mock your desperation
And there is no shade or water

An occasional car speeds past without slowing down
Or stopping to see if you need
Help