Homebound Lane (The Hitchhiker)


Marilyn Glover
Write Under the Moon
2 min readMar 21, 2024


A photo of multiple highway lanes at night. The yellow lines and street signs are lit against a grey and black background. The highway lacks cars indicating an inward journey, not a physical one.
An empty highway indicates an inner journey, not a physical one — Photo by kimi lee on Unsplash

Roadside stranded
all these years
lacking gainful aid
one hand planted on my hip
the other, extended thumb
suppressed fears
travel charades
hitching rides to paradise
but the yellow lines always blur
drivers exhaust many a tip
responses — near-to-numb



Marilyn Glover
Write Under the Moon

8x Medium boosted poet, top writer-Parenting & This Happened to Me. Reiki Master writing to uplift humanity, dual citizen, mum of 4, domestic abuse survivor