Getting Off the Interstate

through Morgan County,
sounds of the Interstate fade
you can hear the colors on the trees.

On near-forgotten roads –
once trails
marked and made
by pioneers
with horse and wagon –
the long view comes easier.

In the presence of boundless sky,
impossibilities evaporate.

I say it every time,
“Need to come this way more often,”
but taking the exit
off the highway
always seems a big choice,
hurry seeming more important.

But it’s done me good this day,
taking back roads home.


About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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