Highway of Wishes

I wish the highway

would wash away from under me

taking with it

all these long seconds

so void of voice

lonely of laughter

I wish each patch

of broken asphalt and dirt

would lead me some bit closer

to the softness of your palms

to the slow drag of finger tips

I wish these roads

could lead me to a closer place

where I can dance and play

among those wild youthful eyes

I wish I could whisper my love

against the nape of your neck

instead of mumbling about it

in a restless sleep

Oh highway of wishes,

take me somewhere new

take me anywhere

just take me to you