Southbound on I-35

Streaks of light
seep across dark
interstate lanes
bordering endless
miles of cornfields
on an evening
that seems to last
forever under
a starless sky
as I travel south
two hundred miles
to Wichita
where the wind
blows from the east
and I embrace
another night
of solitude—
years unraveling
since we danced.

Dr. Jim Brosnan is the author of Nameless Roads (2019). His poems have appeared in the Aurorean (US), Crossways Literary Magazine (Ireland), Eunoia Review (Singapore), Nine Muses Poetry (Wales), Scarlet Leaf Review (Canada), The Strand Magazine (India), and Voices of the Poppies (United Kingdom). He holds the rank of full professor at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, and has just been awarded a faculty fellowship to complete his second collection, Driving Long Distance.

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