The clock struck midnight With an informative pang I couldn't face it's music So I turned counterclockwise But time kept moving forward As my wisdom dissipated Bad times I anticipated
As I wandered through life Burdens grew Weight added with each step My feet started to sink into the ground So I got in my car And drove And kept driving The more I traveled The more I witnessed The less I talked As I grappled with the futility and necessity of communication
The clock warned of night's approach I decided to continue driving Luminous fireflies pelted my vessel Their lamps exploding upon impact against my vehicle The ability to destroy light Exhilarated me And I became addicted To extinguishing that which shines Until darkness flooded my engine And an abysmal order was made by my abyssal odor
I had to exit my vehicle And consult a mechanic He explained my engine wouldn't work Unless my windows were down Which solved my darkness problem But those ****** pests pervaded my car Their locust glow disoriented me The slight variations of their unique displays Manufactured chaos within the light
My eyes grew accustomed to entropy My brain grew accustomed to impairment Commuters noticed my erratic driving And offered to assist me By attempting to ram me off the road But the impenetrable light created a force field Impalas couldn't run through For my light bugs too much Buffering me from others And driving others from me Leaving me alone As a giant pulsating light that never stops moving Is this how a star is born?
Can be found in my self published poetry book “Icy” https://www.amazon.com/Icy-Andrew-Rueter-ebook/dp/B07VDLZT9Y/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Icy+Andrew+Rueter&qid=1572980151&sr=8-1