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the universe in the front seat

a poem

By sleepy draftsPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
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the trees along the highway

are sun-soaked

and golden;

red flames lick

against furrowed clouds.

we dive

into the

skyline and

hold our breath as

we pry each other for



moments of connection.


we get it wrong.

There seems to be a universe

wedged between our front seats,

some plane we keep slipping off,

then scrambling back on to.

A place where

the nights turn into mornings

turn into days:

the ones racing

under us along

cracked asphalt;

those days,


and golden,

all red-flamed foliage

and slowly sweetening skies.

The sun,

a sailor’s warning.

surreal poetry

About the Creator

sleepy drafts

a sleepy 26-year-old named em :)

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  • Gina C.2 months ago

    I really loved the concept of trying to make a connection yet realizing there is a universe between you, all while enwrapped in the beauty of nature. Lovely, highly emotional poem; well done!

  • I do like the form almost like s stiletto taking us with you on your journey

  • Oh wow this was beautiful ❤️ nature blended with modern perspective I love it!! :)

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Beautiful!!! Love the Fall colors!!!

  • There were just so much emotions in your poem! Loved it!

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    This is incredible. Very well done.

  • Keila Aartila3 months ago

    Beautiful work!

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