freeloader

I want poetry 
To start
Saving my life.

In the least
It could
Give me a
‘Heads up’
Once in a
while.

More foreshadow
Less flashback.

A uturn
instead of
‘I told you
So’.

I want seatbelts
And lane
Warnings.

A fluid check light
Would be greatly
Appreciated.

That street sign
That reminds me
I am no where
Near my
Destination-
I want a poem
To be so well
Placed.

When I am
Too close or too far-
a lighthouse
Or siren would
Be very useful.

Instead of
Letting me
Experience
Jagged rocks
Sudden drops
Changes in temperature
Toxins
Meannesses
Darkness-

My poetry
Could step up
Just a bit
More.

And
Maybe just
Maybe offer
More than stanzas
As bandaids
Or salves
Or kind words
Or hugs
Or ‘do better
Next times’

Or excuses
For being
No more
Than a
Savvy
Passenger.

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