Patrick Ryan Frank – Commercial for Car Insurance

photo credit: Stefan Georgi

 

Patrick Ryan Frank
Commercial for Car Insurance

A man in the driver’s seat with a sweet half-smile
that lets you know that every day there’s less

reason not to lift his hands from the wheel
and let the tires take him where they’ll go.

How far could he get before some broke-down truck
or just a curve ahead, out of luck

and into a thicket of homemade roadside crosses?
Someone who sees how easy it is to let

it all go wrong, even when he knows
he still has a little time to turn it right,

and maybe he would if he weren’t so curious
to see what happens, if it’s true when they say

everything is going to be okay.