Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Highway 21 Detour

construction turned me away
down roads not on my map
snaking through gravel paths
each T a decision
judging distance and direction
hoping the next hill held the answer
and yet the journey became a story
finger nod from the trucks approaching
a wordless conversation of greeting
rolling view of corn in neat squares
until pavement flowed beneath my wheels
back on the map again