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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A small flurry of "on the road" poems for my sentimental favorite "The Street" aka Poetic Asides


  1. Everything ahead
    Road travel
    is pulse pounding
    something unexpected
    waiting around each
    sensuous curve
    when all is new
    and the world filled
    with Lamour and Hope
    Too many trips
    and the danger
    of running out of
    gas – sputtering
    to a stop overtakes
    overwhelms until
    the needle reads
    Empty
  2. PKP says:
    On the road to submarine races
    Sat in the car
    with the older boys
    the forbidden boys
    from the church
    festival
    in their car
    also forbidden
    and drove
    on the road
    forbidden
    stopped at the
    waters edge to
    watch submarine
    races
    my friend sobbed
    she always sobbed
    I got out
    and stood at that
    lapping bulkhead
    summer wind
    blowing in my hair
    lookinf for
    the hulking shapes
    in the dark flat water
    as the boys anger
    stilled and realization
    dawned – engines roared
    in the quiet car
    as they drove us back
    they too old on the verge of
    jaded – us too young and
    green for racing
  3. PKP says:
    off roading…
    she stood that
    just out of teens
    incarnation of self
    with a lacy long
    dress in hand
    white and untouched
    and could see her
    white satined small
    feet stepping
    on a treadmill
    leading to a distant
    irrevocable forever
    unless she stepped
    off after the ceremony
    and ran
    barefoot
    to the
    sand
    and
    sea
    to
    dance
    until
    tired
  4. PKP says:
    The road to ….
    walking instead of running now
    but with the same deterrmined
    steps filled with certainty
    opining and cajoling
    skipping on ny own drum
    beaten path
    of good intentions to a
    destination some surely
    see set in stone
    around a nearby corner


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