Two Dinè Men At 8PM 

Tonight, I descend my voice

Tonight, I bend my thoughts 

Tonight, my heart was so heavy

It should’ve took 

two tanks of gas 

to get home

 

Instead, I was numb 

as the tar 

on the road

and dull as the red

unblinking tail lights 

 

All headed south 

In lines 

And in curves 

 

I,

Trying to dismantle

a young memory

where comfort 

was never an option

 

I,

continue to drive 

through mountains 

and desert land 

 

With my tired mother

sleeping in the

passenger seat

toward a night sky 

that holds rain 

and thunder 

 

Yet,

I felt no thunder

and I saw no rain

to wash away 

guilt that renders

sullen reaction 

to drunken apologies

and protective pleas to stay

 

A brother and father

Two Dinè men

At 8pm

 

One to flee from 

and one to run to

Tonight, I leave

So, I do not 

say goodbye

 

♥Mazzy Star- Common Burn♥

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