Joy ride

wind follows worry out the window

hair flapping, unapologetic in its mess

only in this space

do I have the courage

to flip off perfect strangers

because those assholes deserved it

sing, top of my lungs

shamelessly out of tune

in this space, I can dream

imagine alternate realities in between

only in here

can I leave my baggage

unmentionables out in the open

my secrets safe from wear

because it’s just me in here

and I can finally breathe

my lifeboat on wheels

where I am the captain

of my destination

“There’s nothin’ a good long drive won’t fix…”