I can feel it
seeping in through my ears,
swirling around my mind, threatening
to coat my eyes.
“When driving in fog, do not turn on high beams.”
But the lever is right there;
light is right there!
“They will only reflect off the fog and make it harder to see.
Stay on low beams and drive slowly.”
Click, lever on.
Click, lever off.
Debate whether to switch lever on again.
“If fog gets too bad, pull over and wait for it to pass.”
But while I wait for it to pass
I will watch the world around me
pass as well!
I will watch
And maybe, for now,
that is enough.