Road Trip (one)

Long drive, listening to Eno

Sledding the opiate slopes

in a warm cocoon console

The insular solace

measured by the center line

mile markers

exit numbers memorized

A favored inn by unlit ramp

Ideal for surreptitious landings

Suites accommodating

for frenetically idle reflections

Anonymous at the liquor agent

Clerk eyes the Absolut

takes the money, smiles

Fuel for the ten hour oblivion

before the road beckons once more