cold, cold night.

Falling asleep in the backseat,
this car my silent sanctuary,
in this placid, unlit parking lot,
like a lone vessel in a darkened sea.

The captain goes down with the ship,
since I have no where else to go.
I wish my dog were here with me,
but all I’ve got left is an empty road.

17 thoughts on “cold, cold night.

  1. The ocean reverberates the meaning of “majestic” emptiness which again you brought to shed light in the depiction of an “empty road,” which has a familiar tone to it. In your familiar surrounding of having only an empty road to look for, your emptiness has this brooding mystery entailed with it by the depiction of the ocean…it makes the emotional part of it in a “helpless” state.

  2. The vagabond at heart
    Speaks volumes from the car
    Alone this night again
    No one around to call friend

    Cold, so cold tonight
    A shiver appears from fright
    And tomorrow will hold it’s own
    But tonight, this car is my home

  3. Severed anchors set adrift
    Alone, alive, but left with this
    A hollow shell–a silent hell
    The starless night decries my wish

    Give me melodies and song
    My heart to heal; my shivers calm
    Encased in steel, on quiet wheels
    Within to dwell until the dawn

    My car has been my refuge so many times. Parking lots are perfect stages for dramas we cannot act out in public. Speaking into the emptiness of the interior, I have often discovered feelings I can only set free there. Brilliant work

    1. Very true. It sometimes feels like it is the only place that is truly yours and that “hollow shell” or being “encased in steel” is like a blanket. Thank you!

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