notes from the road: Delaney drives on

Don’t worry, I’ll be back with the details of my own travels tomorrow!

Delaney in the west somewhere between CA and TX

After the teacher asked if anyone
had a sacred place
and the students fidgeted and shrank
.
in their chairs, the most serious of them all
said it was his car,
being in it alone, his tape deck playing
.
things he’d chosen, and others knew the truth
had been spoken
and began speaking about their rooms,
.
their hiding places, but the car kept coming up,
the car in motion,
music filling it, and sometimes one other person
.
who understood the bright altar of the dashboard
and how far away
a car could take him from the need
.
to speak, or to answer, the key
in having a key
and putting it in, and going.

–“The Sacred,” Stephen Dunn

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s