Distance

It's just a few feet away
   from the porch to the car,
   across the green lawn,
   in the cool, star-lit night --
30 seconds and I'm off down the road.

It's just a few feet away
   from the porch to the car,
   but...
      it's miles and miles;
      its passing is hard;
      it's too far
in the downpour.

©2001, John A. Mills