Down the Final Gravel Road

Troy Camplin
Apr 19 · 1 min read

Your trailer lights are out tonight
Why did we have to always fight?
I hear the lonely crunch as I
Drive down the final gravel road

Your trailer’s silver in the moon
I pray that you will be home soon
I am a man, I will not cry
I’m down the final gravel road

Where did you go?
Why did you leave?
I do not know
Why I must grieve
My loss of you —
What can I do?
I’m down the final gravel road

Your hounds are howling, how they drown
The crickets out — I see your gown
Before I notice it is you
There down the final gravel road

I wonder, have you seen me here?
I wonder why you left me, dear
I promise I was always true
I’m down the final gravel road.

Where did you go?
Why did you leave?
I do not know
Why I must grieve
My loss of you —
What can I do?
I’m down the final gravel road

I was not there
You always said
I did not care
And now my bed
Is missing you
What did I do?
I’m down the final gravel road

You turn away — am I in luck
You do not see my pickup truck
I drive away — my sorrow runs
Me down the final gravel road

My long-lost love lives with our sons
There down the final gravel road

Originally published at http://troycamplinpoetry.blogspot.com.

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