Long, grey, endless roads remind me of you.
The spotlight streetlights,
stretching out a million miles,
with darkness either side.
You, by my side,
and I’m surprised at how little I fear the dark,
when I know you’re next to me,
and I am staring at the sat nav,
negotiating with the minutes until my final destination,
trying to tell them to slow down.
pull over into the darkness and kiss me.
Kiss me, like we have nowhere else to be.
Kiss me, like you won’t be speeding away soon.
Kiss me, like you did when we first met.
I’m on a long, grey, endless road right now.
Driving home to an empty, echoing house,
and so, I thought about you.
What are you doing now?
When will you drive those endless roads with me again?
I kissed the petals of the rose plant you gave me,
to say goodnight,
and hoped you’d feel it on your lips.