March 20, 2013

Tandem


They say it's risky
being on this road,
always exposed,
broken glass
and shards of pain
forever thrown
in the way.
But there's also
risk in staying
home alone,
never rolling
down the canyon
at breakneck speed,
just sitting still,
heart locked up
in a cage, the key
tucked safe away
until a ripe old age,
left untouched
by someone's
idle hand.

3/15/13