“My battery is low and it’s getting dark.” Mars rover Opportunity
I slept deeply under the strawberry moon
had dreams of your fear of traffic
you would not cross the highway
even though the signs were clear
you were lying on the sidewalk
unable to get up and move
while I was at the other side
waiting and calling
I had to go on
dVerse prompt using a quote from a list. I loved the quote from the Mars rover.
5 thoughts on “Crossroads”
To the true heart of it Jane, we all go on alone. This was so powerful in its brevity. Not one letter too few, nor too many, Excellent my friend!
the shape of the poem perfectly resonates with the last words you chose. Enjoyed reading and re-reading this – figuring the dream/reality and that starkly true ending
That is a frigthening prospect, like a dream or a nightmare. Still the highway is a good metaphor.
what a wrenching piece of writing
Wowza, so much in this!