I SPY

Black top then gravel road leading the way away
From the comfort of home
Roll the window down stick an arm out and wave
Finally on the road
Watch the wire loop slack between the telephone poles
Scallop endlessly
Glimpse a wooden house a school bus an old chair in need of repair
I spy in the field an astronaut
Or could be just someone keeping bees
Dandelions are growing everywhere
A shock of color in a sea of green
What if I could make a wish and make this all disappear
What if I could make a wish and make this all appear
Race the growing then shrinking car shadow following along on the side of the road
Searching for a spot to stop to buy a bomb pop
And watch the marching parade
I see in pitch dark
The glow of a lit cigarette dancing on the highway
Then fireflies taking snap shots in the park
Take a picture of me
What if I could make a wish and hold it in my hand
What if I could have my way and hold forever
What if I could What if I could What if I could
Strong chance this never be here again
Far from home
Good bet I will never be right here again
So far from home
What if I What if I
What if I could make a wish and make this all disappear
What if I could have my way and make this all disappear
What if I could have my way What if I What if I
What if I