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How Did I Get Here?

by Krystall Vega

sometimes
when i'm driving
to whatever mundane errand i must attend to
i dream

let's drive past that familiar place
to unfamiliar scenes

in this dream
it's just you and me

we don't talk about
when the rent is due
or what type of rug would tie the room
together
or what happened last night
on reality tv

we escape the predictable and unremarkable
and leave behind the four white walls
for a grassy field saturated with sunlight

we lie side by side
and your eyes find mine

your complexities start to reveal themselves
as your breath trickles across my skin
and we confess
and express

by now the moonlight is hugging your face
but we're
laughing, crying, loving
living
and we have absolutely nowhere else to be
and

oops.
the light has turned green

and it's my turn to go

07/29/2010

Posted on 07/29/2010
Copyright © 2022 Krystall Vega

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charlie Morgan on 07/29/10 at 11:05 AM

...krystall, this is wayCool!

Posted by George Hoerner on 07/29/10 at 01:07 PM

Every thing in life can be mundane. Anything is only important if we make it so as you have in this write. Living and dying are just pauses along the way.

Posted by Ken Harnisch on 07/29/10 at 03:03 PM

Ah, this reminds me so much of my own stoplight daydreams...but you put it so eloquently and succinctly I'm willing to admit if i put what I'm thinking in words, i couldn't do better than these. Good write, Krystall!

Posted by Quinlan L Gibson on 07/29/10 at 03:05 PM

i love the spontaneousness felt in this piece. It's a dreamy pause in reality. Very nice Krystall.

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 07/30/10 at 11:59 PM

hopefully you only dream at the stop lights. hahaha. this piece is really too cool.

Posted by Carol Grant on 08/03/10 at 04:17 AM

wonderfully put. Strong ending. Kept me reading til the end.

Posted by Bertram Sparagmos on 10/21/12 at 06:33 PM

A very well distilled snapshot of human longing. It is our right to yearn. Well done.

Posted by Richard Vince on 05/26/20 at 08:37 AM

there's a beautiful serenity about this that makes the end hit all the harder. great stuff.

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