Week 26: One Wrong Turn

from by John Brownell




I didn’t think that it would matter
When I was leaving work
And I took a wrong turn
I felt no need to go any faster
And it was a lovely day
So I figured I’d take the long way home

I didn’t think that it would matter
But then I found myself
In an unfamiliar place
I’m not a good direction asker
Anyway there’s not much
Waiting for me at home

Maybe I should
Stop and find my place
Turn around
Head back to town and

Lay down
Rest my weary frown

I didn’t think that it would matter
But now I’m chasing a setting sun
Around the next bend
Feeling relieved of all the clatter
Not ready to be done
Not ready for this to end
And go Home

Yes I know
I should go back I know
Someone there might even care

Instead I throw
My phone out the window
Buy more fuel to burn
I may never return but

I don’t think that it will matter


from 2019 Song​-​a​-​Week Thingy, released January 1, 2019


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