There are times when
the cost of our journey
our progress
our daily trek
our venture out of darkness
our return home
is higher than times before

We may try to make the trip shorter
or not as fast
or we may coast down the hills
but once we’re at the bottom
there’s another hill to crest
and we have to keep the pedal pressed
and know this is when the engine
works hardest and uses
the most of our fuel

We think how hard it is
to make it this time
and hope we have enough in us
to fill the tank again