remembering the snow at a gas station in junction tx

this is dedicated to birdaugh, susan & yahoo for being a part of one of the best experiences of my life.

hours of asphalt

roll away from us

like a receding tide

pulling back the shore

as dusk fails

and we exit for fuel.

~~~

a tight squeeze

in my 92 ford tempo

the four of us unfold

like lawn chairs

being brought out

after a hard winter

greeted by a shock

of air far too cold

for this time of year

in this part of texas.

~~~

we linger outside the car

as small wisps of icy snow

begin to fill the sky

and grow quickly

into giant flakes

dusting our shoulders

and exciting our minds.

~~~

theres just something

about seeing a good snow

on the precipice

of an adventure

of self discovery.

~~~

feels like being clean

all our sins forgotten

under the frosty linen

blanket of night.

~~~

ignorant of our youth

we fold back into the car

and rush headlong

into the darkness.

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~ by graceshaker on June 20, 2011.

One Response to “remembering the snow at a gas station in junction tx”

  1. With Joshua Tree as the soundtrack! Good times brother. I love it!

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