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Driving at Night

Updated on April 14, 2016
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Justin W. Price, AKA PDXKaraokeGuy, is a freelance writer, blogger, and award-nominated author based out of Juneau, Alaska.

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If you like this poem...

A revised version of it appears in my, Digging to China,available both on Kindle and in paperback format. It will soon be available as a limited edition chap book.



Roll the windows down.

You’re in the desert so it’s hot

dry and windy.

It’s supposed to cool down

at night

but it doesn’t.


You lick your dry lips and feel the skin

flake off your elbows.

But the air is fresh and clean

So you drive with

the music loud.

Blaring as your hair free form dances,

fanning your scalp and

you can’t see the dust that you’re sure

you’re kicking up as you speed through.


You don’t care that you don’t know where you’re going and

You don’t want to get there.

You just want to drive

all night

and sleep with the moon.






copyright Justin W. Price Sept 12 2011

Thanks for Reading.

A FREELANCE WRITER AND GOVER PRIZE FINALIST, JUSTIN W. PRICE (AKA, PDXKARAOKEGUY)IS A POET, SHORT STORY, BIOGRAPHY AND HUMOR WRITER. HIS POETRY COLLECTION,DIGGING TO CHINA, WAS RELEASED FEBRUARY 2ND, 2013 BY SWEATSHOPPE PUBLICATIONS AND IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM, BARNES AND NOBLE AND THROUGH YOUR LOCAL BOOKSELLER.

HIS WORK WILL Is ALSO FEATURED IN BEST NEW FICTION (2014 EDITION), AND HAS APPEARED PREVIOUSLY IN THE RUSTY NAIL, EFICTION, THE CRISIS CHRONICLES, THE HELLROARING REVIEW, BURNINGWORD, THE WHISTLING FIRE, SEE SPOT RUN ANDTHE BELLWETHER REVIEW.

HE WORKS AS A FREELANCE WRITER, EDITOR, AND GHOSTWRITER, and in the auto sales industry. HE LIVES IN A SUBURB OF PORTLAND, OREGON WITH HIS WIFE, ANDREA, THEIR LABRADOODLE, BELLA, and Sh'poo, SAUVEE.

PLEASE VISIT HIS PROFILE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION. THANKS!

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    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Victoria Lynn. I'm pleased that you enjoyed this!

    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Very nice. Great feeling of freedom! Really like this one!

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks, Carlon. I've always liked this poem as well!

      MsDora, thank you!

      Xenolit, thank you so much! I love that vibe and I'm glad you inferred it from my poem!

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      Xenonlit 

      6 years ago

      This is pure western beat. A route 66 vibe.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      6 years ago from The Caribbean

      Voted INTERESTING!

    • Carlon Michelle profile image

      Carlon Michelle 

      6 years ago from USA

      "and sleep with the moon" I love that line! Great poem. Smile!

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      claymatthews, me too. Thanks for stopping by!

    • clayxmatthewsxfan profile image

      clayxmatthewsxfan 

      6 years ago from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

      I love this. :) I love beat poetry.

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      That's a pretty fair interpretation. Thanks for stopping by and happy holidays

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      echoe0021 

      6 years ago from Conway, AR

      Fascinating, I love the feel of this poem. Just enjoy the journey, not caring of destination, only the experiences you have along the way. That's how I interpreted this.

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      dinkan, I hate traffic too. it's the worst!

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      dinkan53 

      6 years ago from India

      If the road is clear it is great to drive at night with good music, but I hate to drive in traffic at night, as it is difficult to judge speeds and the glare of oncoming traffic is so irritating. Like your composition. keep writing. rate up and interesting

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Lovely work Justin--and the last stanza is gorgeous!!!

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      what a huge compliemtn. I love the Beat poets. Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by!

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      shea duane 

      6 years ago from new jersey

      this is very interesting and very real. it reminds me a little of the beat poets.

      i love it

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