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Why Do We Drive on Parkways?

by Sandy M. Humphrey

Listening as you spoke

words hitting the windshield

bouncing back at me rapid fire

like the lights on the parkway

reflecting off your glasses

Driving on the parkway

lost in the irony of the action

the old cosmic question pierces

reality with its sardonic wit

Why do we drive on parkways

and park on driveways

If we were parked right now

I would bolt from the insanity

of this moment and your massive

rationalization that we should

just agree to disagree on

something that has such magnitude

On my right the lake glistens in

setting sunlight and all seems so peaceful

I realize I am biting my bottom lip

so that I can remain speechless

be the listener I tell myself

now is not the time but you

are onto my acquiescence

And if I can't, I finally say

you look puzzled and reply so easily

Then we're done, is that what you want?

Parked in the driveway weighed down

by the finality of the situation I push the instant delay button and table it for another day............when we are again driving down the parkway.



05/18/2006

Posted on 05/18/2006
Copyright © 2020 Sandy M. Humphrey

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/22/06 at 02:01 PM

Captivating juxtaposition of a human relationship and oddity of language. Well expressed Sandy!

Posted by Michael Faraday on 05/10/07 at 03:57 AM

lots of emotion in your poems, bub. cheers, j

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