south Texas riding –

16 Aug

and she stands alone staring out at the final drop
of a south Texas sun –
a gentle breeze lifts through long strands of auburn hair,
eyes brilliant and blue,
her smile spreads slow across glistening lips –

a raven lifts in flight as her laughter peels across the desert floor –
she reaches out as if to touch the face of a man she has not yet met –

behind the wheel of her pick-up truck she drives wild down a dirt road –
back to town, back to reality, back to the grind of making it one more day –

she pulls into a gas station where a stranger says hello and nothing more –
for a moment she hesitates, says
where you headed?

he says,
no where special

she says,
I know that place

and offers him a ride –


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