Riding Past Hope, Chrissy H.

Let your new life begin,

Call 1-800-GETTHIN!

(And if that sign could talk,

that number again, “Call 1-800-GETTHIN!”)



She hunches over the wheel,

ashamed of the direction

she’s steered her life.

French fry drive-thrus,

Burger King Whoppers,

and donut-hole expeditions

tap on her shoulder,

pester her with greasy chatter.

She knows she can stop them.

She has the power.

She’s in the driver’s seat.


That obnoxious billboard on the freeway

Says so.


But she drives right past it.

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