the cracked road


Ev’r seen a shattered road,

that knew no footsteps,

no train tracks,

and with all that tarmac,

all that murram,

it never knew the single touch of a wheel,

no skid marks,

not even those ugly oil spills,

oh how it begged for just a toe print,

until it turned on itself,

from the inside out,

shamefully exfoliated itself,

from the skin of the earth,

irking all of the lands,

the stones and sands alike,

oh all to the destinations it did not guide,

all the pedestrians it did not tread,

all the still born development that never made it full term,

this is the road not taken,


it goes nowhere,

walk not with it.


8 thoughts on “the cracked road

  1. Beautifully put. Might I suggest one small change? “it didn’t trod” to “That didn’t tread”. The first implies that the road was supposed to tread on something….I hope you didn’t mind my unasked for intrusion. 🙂

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