November 23, 2010

Playing Chicken with a Train

I challenged you to this race
A game of skill, a gamble if you will.
Neck and neck we kept the pace
The chance of a tie was nil.

You chugged along,
My engine strained.
Every sound: our competitive song
Our passion would not be tamed.

I ignored the warning lights ahead
Speeding faster to get there right by your side.
It was as if my tires were lead,
The crossing arms slammed down, as I arrived

And you, dear you, you kept on the go
And I, poor I, waited for a time
While searching for a way out, a tow
Away, away from the scene of the crime.