Life has a way of getting in the way of good things.

Life took me down a road I never meant to travel. I saw some lovely things; I saw some ugly things, and each time I tried to turn the wheel to steer off that road, the wheels would catch and stutter and shutter and the rut would drag me back in and, weary of the fight, I’d give in and follow a little bit further.

The car is stuck in a rut. It’s the wrong, long road. The ride is getting ever bumpier, and the road is getting worse.

Another bump, and now my tire’s blown.

I am getting out and walking in another direction.

© L. Rose