Prose Poem: Here Goes by Michelle Garren Flye

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By Michelle Garren Flye

Time for you to take the wheel. I’m tired and lost. You can find the way out. You have Snapchat and Twitter and the iPhone X—all I have is Goggle. I mean Google. And Amazon. Hey, I can buy us a Garmin. Maybe that would help. You know when I was your age, we had Rand McNally Road Atlases.

I don’t know when we got to this point. You an adult and me old. I remember when I looked at the world the way you can now: like it was mine to take. It’s not mine anymore. I failed. I didn’t do any of the things I meant to do. I didn’t fix the environment or get rid of guns or stop wars or any of the stuff I thought I would do. I don’t know how I got lost. Do you?

Can you see the road? Of course you can. Your eyes are young and your gaze is clear. I bet the way ahead looks straight to you. It gets harder later. Find your way now before your vision is clouded with smog and illusion.

Here goes. Take the wheel. Take the wheel and drive.

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2 responses to “Prose Poem: Here Goes by Michelle Garren Flye

  1. Phyllis Flye

    You are really good at writing poetry, Michelle. I’m in Williamsburg now…will see Becky
    Tomorrow for Becky’s surprise lunch put on by “her” Wayne, whose birthday is today. Go
    back to Easton, afterwards. Hope you all are well. Love you, Phyllis
    Look forward to seeing you all before the month is over!