a lone wave surges, falls, and dips
sensual melting froth on ocean’s lips
stirring siren sea draped in dimming light
this brawny sun kisses her goodnight
Two years ago, my adventurous husband decided he needed to take me out west. He wanted me to see more of our country and to share the beauty he had witnessed earlier in his life, on another road trip.
I was somewhat reluctant and at first, the 16 hour days in the car wore on me terribly. But part-way into our travels, my perspective began to shift…
We started in the very northeast of the USA and then made our way out to Colorado. Notable sites on the way were the Sears Tower, Mount Rushmore and the world's largest prairie dog. We went down, by way of New Mexico and then stopped in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
One of the most breathtaking parts of our drive was cruising along Florida's panhandle coast. We holed up for one night in the charming town of Apalachicola and hit the road again, bright and early the next morning.
On the way back home, we took a respite in Roanoke, Virginia and then New Bedford, Massachusetts, of Moby Dick fame.
I think everyone should take the time to see our amazing country!
If you would like to take a look at more photos from our trip, follow this link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=96154&id=574486735&l=3b758690f3
She peers out of broken glass
Smeared with all that’s crude and crass
The glass is like her life
It cuts her with its knife
She is old and broken
Her pain pools unspoken
No way to escape
This endless rape
She peers out with shattered eyes
Heavy with tears she never cries
The tears are like the curtain of beads
Strung and hanging useless weeds
Tacky and in the way
Like the thought that she should pray
If God did care
She should see Him somewhere
Won’t He send someone
To undo what is done?
Does no one know
That she is here down below?