A bad place to be stuck at night (a poem)

shadorma about a couple of tunnels near Mercer Street in Seattle.

The tunnel
walls have thick black streaks
left by cars
swerving wide
as they navigate the curve
at too fast a speed

The yellow
tile reminds me of
school bathrooms
in first grade
There are always squares missing
what happened to them?

The eerie
glow of the lighting
its sickly
yellow cast
always seems slightly surreal
foreshadowing something

(16 October 2016)