Kelly Seale

Rookie (12-17-1958 / Norfolk, Va. USA)

'Backroads' - Poem by Kelly Seale

The darkness of predawn, how the cool wind bites my lips
The stars winking at me, as my eyes adjust
Feeling a slight numbness in my fingertips
The drive in, filled with such solitude
Alone in my thoughts, never before have I felt so wide awake
A sudden chill creeps into my bones, a ghostly apparition
Causes me an involuntary shake
I stop dead in my tracks, the dust settles in
As you hover over me, grinning
And enter my skin.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This experience happened one early summer morning on my way to work through the desert... on 'Backroads.'

Comments about 'Backroads' by Kelly Seale

  • Urshula Davis Urshula Davis (5/29/2013 9:18:00 PM)

    This goes hard. Lovely write. Keep it up poet. (Report) Reply

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  • Amanda Laurent Amanda Laurent (10/21/2012 11:17:00 PM)

    I can feel this moment of isolation in life that you've captured, and feel the chill seep into my bones too! Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Seale Kelly Seale (8/26/2012 8:16:00 PM)

    (Big Smiles) Thanks Ashleigh, this experience happened to me one early morning drive to work, I penned it as soon as I got there, capturing the moment, the emotions raw and fresh! Thanks for reading me! ! ; -)
    -Kelly. (Report) Reply

  • Ashleigh Catherine (8/26/2012 7:49:00 AM)

    WOW soo haunting and eerie but in a good way, this is expressed in so much detail I felt as if I was there with you. Your writing is amazing, keep it up! (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Seale Kelly Seale (8/21/2012 7:17:00 PM)

    Thank you Silentpoet Grl, I thought so too! thanks for reading Me again! ; -)
    -Kelly (Report) Reply

  • Silentpoet Grl (8/20/2012 1:25:00 AM)

    ... its kind of eerie... haunting and beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Seale Kelly Seale (8/18/2012 10:08:00 PM)

    Thank you Christopher Blazo, It was an experience that I'll always remember! Thanks for reading and comments!
    -Kelly. (Report) Reply

  • Chris Blazo (8/17/2012 10:25:00 PM)

    I like this image. Of being as it seems to be the only one up at this time of day. A new day to new start. I like the flow of it too. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 30, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 31, 2012


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