Emmet Klaseus

Maybe we should just drive
It’s raining and I need to be anywhere but here
Will you come with me?
I never know where I’m going
Until I get there
Getting lost with you is second nature
I wouldn’t mind getting lost with you
Or in you
Will you take the wheel?
I want to sit shotgun
Close my eyes
Feel the motion of the car while
The calm of your voice
Envelopes me in warmth
I need cars to be safe again
There is this dream where I am locked in a car that rolls into a lake
The water rises to my nose and
I can’t breath
I can’t
You call my name
Jerk me out of my trauma
“You’re crying” you say
“Oh” I respond wiping my face
I turn toward the window
As raindrops roll across the starless sky