the ride is going backwards. but i dont mind. standing up in the car and watching stars swirl. so far to go. so much to see. somewhere someone waits for something. i close my eyes and see myself as a child. watching "sky king" and "my friend flicka" and being happy and warm and safe. i wanted to be a cowboy and now i am. the cactus flicker and disappear. the horizon looks like dawn is breaking. but i know dawn is broken. dawn is just another burning car in the distance.
i stand up and try to stop shaking. breathe one two three breathe one two three. one step at a time i walk toward the light. one step at a time we all reach our final destination.