// East Austin

we talked about getting away

living a glorious life on the road

a single suitcase shared

we couldn’t need much more

to find the freedom we idolized

we stopped at abandoned gas stations

small towns and rv parks

we passed through open empty fields

cities that scraped the sky

we rolled the windows down 

turned the music up 

leaned our heads out the window

took big gulps off air

just to taste the freedom we idolized

we kept driving 

unaware if we were searching for a destination

or a feeling

we weren’t concerned with departures or arrivals

content with the in between moments

the closest we’d get

to the freedom we idolized