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These tired paths: Ever had to drive, late at night?
Posted by Laura, Nov 7, 2007. 1201 views. ID = 296

These tired paths

Posted by Laura, Nov 7, 2007. 1201 views. ID = 296
This post was written in 4 minutes.
I was bored in class, and tired of doodling, so I wrote this.
This post has been awarded 14 stars by 4 readers.

The road is running somewhere
below my feet, or maybe it's
lost in sleep, as I would
hope to be, laying passive
as all runs over on its
way to somewhere else.
And yet roads stay and
never move as I do,
down every straightaway,
steering every curve in search
of sleep around the bend,
down past the lines of trees
that flank these tired paths,
and stand pointing to the
dark sky in cold repose.
If I could take some rest
from them, and let the humming
wheels soothe me to sleep
against cool asphalt with
pine trees above me, I would
be happy - happy if it all
just stopped running.

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Comments


Josiah T.
Nov 8, 2007
Heh heh. Yup, I know what that feels like. Fortunatly not while I was driving... :-P


   ~Posted by Josiah T., Nov 8, 2007

Mathax
Nov 9, 2007
aren't you suppose to be paying atention in class?
   ~Posted by Mathax, Nov 9, 2007

Douglas
Nov 9, 2007
so...was the pun in the title intentional?
   ~Posted by Douglas, Nov 9, 2007

Laura
Nov 9, 2007
Hmmm... I titled it after one of the lines - is there a pun here I'm missing? lol
   ~Posted by Laura, Nov 9, 2007

Douglas
Nov 9, 2007
tired. sleepy.

tired. as in tires going over them. ;D
   ~Posted by Douglas, Nov 9, 2007

Laura
Nov 11, 2007
Ooooh, good one! Uh, yeah, I totally intended that :-D Not really, but it does work :-)
   ~Posted by Laura, Nov 11, 2007



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