itinerary

day 1

nearly sped past
a dead end
and right into the sea.
instead, stopped,
made a u turn
and drove
for miles
and miles.
then drove back,
right past the same sea.
nearly drove into it
on purpose this time –
just to surprise fish.

day 2

watched fog
from a mountaintop –
then jumped back
into the car
and drove so quickly
through fog
that it felt
like we were fog.
for awhile
I forgot we weren’t fog
until you spoke
of things that matter
to men.

day 3

drove behind a dragonfly
that flew behind a bird
that flew behind a seaplane.
beside me, you dozed off,
dreaming the opposite.