free day

Written by: J B

I sped past some and never stopped 
didn’t slow down or take a look 
others had me riding the clutch 
they gave less than all they took 

photo enforcement snapped a shot 
ticketed me by US mail 
saying if I didn’t pay the fine 
they would send my butt to jail 

the highway curved and I hit bumps 
couldn’t see around the turns 
dense, green trees and mountains tall 
on and on as my life churned 

tried to put it in perspective 
same old thoughts and vivid dreams 
a faceless man without a care 
who lived to edit plotted schemes 

when I look back on our red past 
short in nature, blue in hue 
you don’t miss what you didn’t have 
it all started and ended with you 

just because I don’t write more 
doesn’t mean I’ve less to say 
poems burn hot inside my brain 
for me to blog on a free day