He insisted that the road wound around the hill all the way to the top with
On the first curve was an ice-cream truck.
I passed it by.
First test passed.
On the next curve was a shining silver lake.
Around the hill two more times until
Around the very next curve
Sat Sigourney Weaver.
My foot eased off the gas.
Then I pushed down, sped up
And almost hit a car coming down.
That was a close one.
Then just at a narrow pass, were two abandoned puppies.
How cruel not to stop and take them!
However, I pursurviered.
Onward and upward!
On a lay-by a man was selling a Jane Eyre first edition, for $19.95.
Oh torture! Oh heartbreak!
I passed by.
I looked in the rear view mirror until he disappeared.
Hours into the climb I could see the hilltop.
Victory was at hand!
In fast succession came
A garden of roses,
A meadow of wildflowers,
A vacation home on the Maine coast,
A full set of strong teeth,
My father alive,
My grandmother alive,
All my pets alive,
I sped past them all,
and raced to the very top.
And forgot why I had come.