Friday Poetry: "A Million Miles"

Hello friends! MY SAT is tomorrow, so I can finally get that out of the way; I spent most of today studying, but I'm really looking forward to being able to relax! Wish me luck.

Here is a poem called A Million Miles. I hope you enjoy it, and thank you so much for stopping by for your weekly dose of poetry. I'll see you on Monday. Love always. xx

A Million Miles

why is the wind never cold enough for you?
why must I lean so hard on the gas that
the world whips by at a million miles an hour
and no cop car is quick enough to catch us? 

it seems to always be faster faster faster
when all I want is to be able to smell the roses
on the side of the road and see just exactly
what country we are driving through;
and yet you berate me when I do not smile enough
tempt me with luxuries I have no interest in

can you not hear the words I’m not saying? 

because it is so much easier to fake apathy with you
to keep my eyes half shut and answer questions in
slow plodding uniform monotones
than to raise my voice to match yours
and add one more fight to the growing roster
of screaming symphonies that waft out the windows 

you tell me I have no energy – well,
perhaps I am all out of energy to deal with
this eternal battle of who gets the steering wheel
and I would happily hand it over to you,
except I know that it will not be enough
and it's so difficult to just keep pushing on 

because it seems that there is no end
to this million-mile-an-hour drive
so I shut down and power off,
and try to block out your voice telling me
to go faster faster faster

when all I want is
for just one moment,
to hit the brakes.