Getting Off the Interstate

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TAKING BACK ROADS
through Morgan County,
sounds of the Interstate fade
and
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.

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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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