A Poem Found On the Side of a Road

A Poem Found
On the Side of a Road

Badly damaged and hard to
Read in places…

Somewhere out West where
We know of canyons and
A pale, translucent moon I

See hillsides by hills and
Far off a lone figure up
Far off passes we squint

At in the sun. It
Just like this place. This
Feeling by fires and smells

Of streams by woods near
Trees we can only see
Waving at us from roads

We just can’t reach…

The rest cannot be read.

10 thoughts on “A Poem Found On the Side of a Road

  1. annell4 November 20, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    One I wish I had written….so wonderfully like “the land of enchantment,” New Mexico.

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  2. jae rose November 20, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    And therein lies the story – magnificently alluded to as always in your work.. I had two flashes – one from the film Twelve Monkeys where John Cole sings along to ‘A Wonderful World’ in the car and also a piece of graffiti I walked past today (warning prepare for global economic collapse..be prepared and stay positive).. So many stories on the road

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  3. Truedessa November 20, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    makes me want to visit monument valley for some reason, a wonderful found poem

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  4. Mary November 20, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    Ah, poetry can be found everywhere..especially in the lonely spaces when we travel.

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  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) November 20, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    This is something I feel an echo of a Carlos Nakai’s flute… maybe it’s his silhouette against the horizon.

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  6. ZQ November 21, 2016 / 1:42 am

    Interesting and lovely read.

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  7. Sumana Roy November 21, 2016 / 5:28 am

    “We just can’t reach…”…like life itself, full of unfinished tales…

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  8. Rosemary Nissen-Wade November 21, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    Oh goody, I love these artful fragments that fill me full of nostalgia (for places I have actually never experienced).

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