Refresh

Dusk drinks down
October rain,
autumn color,
the road ahead

which shortens
to a halogen halo
seen through the slap
of windshield wipers.

Follow the staccato pulse
of the yellow center line.
Tunnel through night.
Reach home

to snug beneath a blanket
and dream daylight
until it pours the world
back around the house

as if we never traveled in darkness,
as if nothing were ever lost.
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For @dVersePoets Open Link Night.

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14 thoughts on “Refresh

  1. Wonderful October write. I like the idea of snug beneath a blanket, dreaming daylight, with the rain pounding down…what a warm and cozy place to be.

  2. ah darkness is there whether we hide from it or not…but light will always come if we keep moving…but i have been here before wanting the comfort of that blanket….and denial…smiles.

  3. So apt for my “now”. Been raining for three days – and isn’t it true when you think back years of being in the same place and still feel the distance and inherently have a tactile understanding of the millions of miles you’ve traveled in the racecar called Earth. Beautiful poem, Matt. So love your wok.

  4. something fascinating and frightening to drive along a dark road in autumn rain…love the following the staccato pulse of the yellow center line…. ours are just plain white…ha… smiles

  5. There is so much Yes in Refresh. I love

    and dream daylight
    until it pours the world
    back around the house

    as if we never traveled in darkness,
    as if nothing were ever lost.

    It spoke volumes to me.

  6. Thanks for commenting at my blog so I could find you here! This truly captures the spirit of autumn, and I especially loved the warm blanket. The final two lines are achingly beautiful. You are very talented, PoemBlaze! Peace, Amy

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