By Kelly Ludbrook
The key turns in the slot,
and the beast roars to life.
You take a breath
in the security of the front seat
with the belt strapped across your chest.
Your foot on the brake,
you pull the stick into drive
and feel the beast roll beneath you.
You urge it forward, gaining speed
as you look ahead for your destination.
You guide the beast gently over the ground
as it purrs, content.
You press your foot gently on the gas;
the simple joy of driving has taken over
as you urge the speedometer needle up to sixty.
Then to seventy.
Your mind is occupied with your next move
and the songs on the radio become the soundtrack to the experience.
Rays of sunlight stripe the road.
You watch the greenery pass by
and follow the streams by the roadside.
It’s peaceful. This is where you want to be.
Kelly Ludbrook is a Grade 12 student at Clearwater Secondary School. The Student Journal is a new section that showcases the work of the local high schoolers.