close the door.
it's dark at this time of year.
to think, that to live is to be lost.
orientation is confident;
with a destination, bold.
roads are busy.
other drivers, bold themselves.
to go and stop.
those stopped are not those going;
a permutation of an uncertainty,
decision one of a thousand.
a left at the light means The Waiting Game,
a test of patience.
enough to pander one's position on a map.
relative to home, not very far.
a few minutes,
the eternal search for an answer,
emulated and abstracted in a metal box,
the pilots so sure of their actions.
they're sinking so far in to the game now that
their origin's memory is too obscure,
to see the irony is to think too much.
open the door.
tired hands and feet inherit a mission--
next objective, in this much time.
a stone path is a suggestion,
who is to argue with the ground underfoot?
skilled men though they found the answer on their search
and were so kind as to lead the next.
wrong as they were, it's the thought that counts.
of course the mistake is made in kind,
a pilot's success and the search complete.
and the resigned optimism that perhaps instead
a bit of reconnaissance is enough for now.
maybe to find oneself here is success.
would they buy that?
relative to home, not very close.
a more abstract train-of-thought-type piece. not super crazy about it, but i liked the style