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The Drive

Brandy Bumpus


My heart beats fast

As he climbs inside my life

wanting me-to drive him around

this small town.

I’m in the driver’s seat

-Not by choice_

wondering where my next turn

could lead us.

As I steer the car,

He plays the radio.

The song echoes

my fast beating heart.

My driving

gets us-nowhere.

I’m too scared

to make any detours.

Maybe, next time

He can do the driving

and I’ll sit patiently

while he decides where this road goes.