Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Monday, July 17, 2017

She gives her daughter a ride at 1:00 a.m.


she drives her car 
she drives her car 
wipes the sleep from her eyes
the night remains
the night remains
the keys that opened the door
those keys don't work no more

mother, sister, daughter 
like everyone else, like no other
give her a ride at one a.m.
amen
give her a ride at one a.m.

sit in the car, wait in the car
her little girl ain't little no more
was that a shadow at the end of the lot?
just some kid connecting the dots?
gotta drive her baby home
five days in a row
connecting the dots

the car is dented and the car is faint
needs a makeover, needs some paint
the car is an angel, heaven sent
laughed at by the 1%
people inside don't really care
everybody grinding their private gears

the landlord said they gotta go
life is a business, didn't you know?
the great unknown, the great unknown

she drives her car 
she drives her car 
wipes the sleep from her eyes
the night remains
the night remains
the keys that opened the door
those keys don't work no more

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