going west

i wandered from home today.

i went out of my way to take the long way home. i didn't realize how long i had been gone until i saw that the sun was setting, disappearing over the horizon for another day, so i went west, chasing the sun. i drove 'round the curves, over the hills, past the cornfields and soybean fields, swerving to avoid the occasional fallen limb. i was desperate to capture the sun.

no matter how fast i drove, how furiously i pursued, i couldn't catch it. i worked so hard, but it was out of my reach. it set, and now darkness surrounds me. i turn on my headlights, disappointed. i go home empty, because i couldn't catch the sun.