“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” – Twyla Tharp
There is a car broken down on the side of the freeway
near my house
and it’s been there for over a week now,
a note taped in the back window
which I keep wanting to read.
I wonder what it says.
Left to start over,
time for a new life,
This car sucks, free for takers.
I got caught in a traffic jam last week
and thought about walking away from
the car and my life
and starting anew
and it’s not that my life is so bad
because it isn’t really
but I’m just bored with feeling like
a hamster in a wheel,
going and going and not getting
much of anywhere.
I wonder what note I would leave
taped in my back window:
Stopped sweating the small stuff.
What are the odds I would have a Post-It note
in my possession
at the time?
Write it on my grave