snow track early, wind whipping
tires sliding. like unprepared lives
across a heightened drive.
where will the road take you when
you haven’t thought it through, and
pause. pump that brake. or let the
automatic overtake instinct. a
different way of dealing.
ease the gas, grasp the wheel
look around. another on the road
could miss too.
slipperiness on the road of life.
always a chance that that corner
could be a last.