Excerpts From The Road Life

hitchhike-finger_hStill working after all these years on the collection, Zigzagging From Point A to Point B. Newest additions. Two haikus and something a bit longer.

UNEXPECTED INSPIRATION
Out in the road dark
My muse creeps up
whispers a first line
Steadies course.
INTERSTATE 5 NORTH
Becoming freeway man
Which ways to be free?
All ways
With high price choices

THE ART AND LUCK OF HITCHHIKING
Thinking back to the reckless times of
Getting a ride
Little prayers and never giving up
Getting picked up
randomly chosen
Out of the blue
Felt like dodging a bullet or two
some nervousness
or even fear
or winning a bingo round
Some exhilaration and wonder
plucked out of the day or dark
out of weather
Oh so temporarily
taken under a stranger’s wing
Fate kicking in
as the minutes as the hours
tick and tock
Can’t help but have quiet gratitude too.

Seattle 5-29-19

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