Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Road Trip Poem

(In August of 2009 we flew to Tennessee to pick up a Penske truck full of treasure and drove it cross country to Washington State. This is us feeling optimistic in Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains.)

What The Road Presents

All that lies ahead of us is prairie grass
bending westward, pushed by the same
wind that pushes us two seconds
ahead of our imagined schedule. The disappointment
of The Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota
doesn't hold much weight in our conversations
now as we pass yet another sign to Wall Drugs,
one hundred miles to go, and we hope
that this Americana misnomer will give us
something we're looking for.

Dan Morris 4/14/10
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It was a memorable trip for sure.
We went through so many emotions in that truck.
I wish we could leave tomorrow and do it all over again.


Amanda Atkins said...

wonderful poem.
awesome jackalope. :)

Anonymous said...

What the...that is just about the funniest pic I've ever seen! Mostly bc it is so unlike you. Were there stairs?

Parker said...

Annie Bannie,

The stairs were on the back of the critter. Cute, huh?

love you,

Amy said...

How on earth did you get up there on that jackalope? ha ha Love that photo