I drove through a snow storm, flouting safe passage.
You turned me away when I rapped at the gate.
I did it for love.
No, I did it for cash, what coins can procure.
In torrents of rain on an uneven highway,
I did it for need.
The car aquaplaned, skated the median.
I survived the smash and other misfortunes.
I did it to chastise.
Not sure why I did it. You never saw me.
Showing off perhaps, wanting you to love back.
I did it for spite.
I did it for a brioche, but settled for donuts.
I basked in the thrill of your perfect hash browns.
I did it for breakfast.
I did it for wisdom, the kind you can’t purchase.
The risks seemed worth it. I held your hand tight.
I did it for sex.
Or the hope of sex. Abandoned cars spun out
all around us. I did it for you. No,
I did it for free.