Tag Archives: roadtrip

Fraiku: On the Interstate

Teenagers play in trafficI almost sacrifice one lambon the altar of social media I’m heading to a week-long writing retreat and something odd happened on the way. I was on I-95 in the middle of South Carolina, nice clear highway … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Ball of Twine

Sure, wandering through cemeteries, sitting in libraries and writing haiku is a great way to spend a vacation but what about the World’s Largest Ball of Twine? Not far from Eisenhower’s grave is Cawker City, Kansas (population 469) home of … Continue reading

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Driving across Kansas

Driving across Kansashighways straightas wind shear Rain drapes the roadwipers useless against the stormheadlights losing to darkness Flat applause of large dropsagainst the windshieldchanges to sharp cracksas white peas bounceoff the hood I hear a traintires lose tractionspinning against the … Continue reading

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Haiku: Left Arm

Left arm sunburnInterstate median irisesSummer roadtrip

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Summer Haiku

These verdant mountainsfeasting on solstice sunshineand a thunderstorm For today’s Solstice Poetry Prompt from Living Poetry.

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Outside the leaves were falling and they cried Too soon! too soon!

Outside the leaves were falling and they cried Too soon! too soon! On a concrete continentspaced with bland billboardsthe poet’s eye obscenely seeingits surrealist landscape ofmindless prairiessupermarket suburbssteamheated cemeteriescinerama holy daysand protesting cathedralsfrom Lost Angeles to Heavenpromising Free Elections They … Continue reading

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Ignore GPS

You will be my navigator, though you can’t read an old fashioned map and your sense of direction is somewhat skewed. Let’s get lost together. Ride the back roads, turn left on a whim, buy lunch at a farm stand, … Continue reading

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