Evening Drive

Evening Drive

1.

i lean back on the passenger seat

and watch the lights

black lacy trees

pale yellow light

evening sky turning dusty velvet blue

golden strings of sparkling streetlights

shining headlights

red and white

blur before my tired

heavy eyes.

2.

father's hand is on the wheel

and a gentle humming

a deep soft thrumming

puts me to sleep halfway along

the long way home.