Behind the Bar
The stress is building with every step on the brake. Another road sign reads, “Reduced Speed Ahead.” You think, “I don’t have time for this!” (Brake) Traffic funnels down to one lane. (Brake) “Come on!” (Brake) Your knuckles turn white from gripping the steering wheel so tight. (Brake) Another sign reads, “Prepare For Backups” (Brake) Traffic comes to a dead stop.