Frankie Renae

Rookie (Aug 30,1988 / Nebraska)

Past The Tar Lines - Poem by Frankie Renae

Past the tar lines, green signs, and truer trees
Working toward you in 85 east breeze
I counted miles down, the last 56
To the 40-some hours I'll never forget

We spent the last few laying in our car
Sleeping the noon away
Flipping switches, wishing something
Warm or musical might stay
Or say the right things to lose
The grass on the sidewalk, the people who walk it,
And our other dreams

You stand in breathless beauty on concrete
Beside the red car that looks so like home
Amazing how all the debts feel worth it just
To say I love you face to I missed your face
Two days unshaven in just the right texture
Grace, smile, tire, warmth in perfect mixture
Everything I've wanted to tell you like this
You dispel all the things I did fear exist


Carry away into a world our own
Alone with thoughts future and things to be
Waste our twenties on breakfast and walk shopways
Lose a day, if only a few more
Staring through the glass at someday soon rings
Dropping words that speak of names and pets and things
And I'm soaking light on digital film reels
Brown yellow flowers, and store the way we feel


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2008

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