Match-Struck

Woke up this morning
Saw the rising sun
Set over foothills and build
An empire inland

It set an island
Of drought
On fire and slashed
The trees down

It scarred the sand
Black and painted
Lines on
Sunshot roads

Driving down Palm Ave
And doing burnouts on Boulder
Savage sprints on the 10
And down Base Line

80 in a 50
Past the deserts
On new bridges built
Every five years

That’s the
Speed of the sun
What an S2K can do
In a weekend

Sunshot in a haze under
California clouds
Drinking smog
And breathing dust

Windshields cracking
On fucked up streets
And lenses flaring
When we try to see

Blinding speed
Shot light
And
Speeding cars

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