Am I Running Away to Austin?


Am I Running Away to Austin?

By Carole Turner

January 11, 2020

 

 

Am I running away to Austin?

Will you beg me to stay

When I get to Houston?

I’ll pass through San Antonio

Go to the Alamo

I’ve never been

I’ve never been to Austin

 

You stopped seeing me long ago

So perhaps I just need a furlough

Get out of jail free card

Wonder past the yard

Travel near and far

Or not

Gosh I feel crazy sometime

 

I wonder if Denver would do

A mountain house

With a gorgeous view

Nice fur rug on the floor

Wood bench on the porch

Just out the front door

 

Or my dream by the sea

Bakio Spain calling me

Late dinner and vino

At a small bistro

The breeze on my face

Enjoying the slow pace

 

Or am I running away to Marfa

A different kind a desert

Another kind a lonely

Away from all I fear

Like running from a bear

You know that always works out

So well

 

Should I get an Airstream

Like you and I dreamed

Or was that just me?

I no longer remember or believe

 

Should I get stuck

In Long Beach again?

Stay at Hotel Royal

My old friend

Drive the mountains

All alone

No service on my phone

White knuckle the steering wheel

Ah, that fear is real

 

Or would Reno be better

I could get a country sweater

A small ranch with a cute room

Arms on a wood fence view

A Charlie One horse hat

With the little brand in the back

Stops the sun from my face

While I’m watching the bison race

Might be fun

 

Or am I running away to Austin?

Will you beg me to stay

As I pass through Houston?

I’ll drive through San Antonio

See the Alamo

I’ve never been

I’ve never been to Austin

 

I need a get away

Before I can no longer stay

Just a slight reprieve is all

A little chance to breath

Maybe a month or two

Without you

 

I’m always searching these days

Flights, New Orleans to LA

Miami to Spain

Spread sheets plot my stay

Planning ways to pay

Dreaming my life away

Till I can escape

 

Or just run away to Austin 


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