Tire to road, now up the road
onto dirt, off the road.
There are clouds in the sky, watching from above
your car escaping and
you, driving.
Exhale and hold it.

Tire to dirt, now off the road
to the trail enclosed by rock,
surrounded on all sides,
you tire, you exhale and hold it
no escape now: rock slices tire.
so gasp.

There, sit on the rock.
No getting out. Now you’re stuck.
There are clouds in the sky.
There are clouds in the sky that are watching you exhale, hold it, 
break down, and cry.