Margaret Ray: Along for the Ride

Sweet Fears  don’t worry
the windshield wipers work  see
those flakes in the air
don’t worry  they’re going
somewhere melted  melting
and our view will be clear 
Look at this exit before us
we don’t have to stay
on this grief highway forever
look turn just slightly
and we can pull over for snacks
don’t worry  my Worries
don’t worry  my Fears
just leave the windows
cracked while I run in  look
I’ll bring you your favorites
news and malaise and some
Cheez-Its for me  look
I won’t leave you for long
I know it’s the only way you know
how to love me  I know  I’ll just
be a minute  don’t watch
don’t look
I’m going  I’m gone


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