Bridge Out Road Closed Ahead Find Another Route Highway authorities cast me adrift without a suggested detour. Maps offer too little detail to be helpful. GPS warns, "Make a Legal U Turn or plunge to your death on the road ahead." What next? Road Closed Ahead. Set your life in order Try prayer. Send up a flare. No goes there. Last opportunity for Last Will and Testament here. So, I stop, just before the bridge to pray at Larry the Lawyer's Last Will and Testament Stand, decline the offer from the kid who knocks on my window selling flares, start back, ignoring the sign that says, "Turn Around Now You Missed It."
Green bluegrass flags the start.
that never quite make it to seed.
got alienated for his artistry.
sculpts only fractured fractals.
motorless, non-mulching, rotary mower,
For a writing exercise, I was asked to take a common saying like, “Silence is golden,” or, “You’re never too old to learn,” and write a little something about it. I chose, from my Grandfather’s repertoire of sayings, “Pretty as a speckled pup,” as in, “She’s as pretty as a speckled pup.”
As Pretty as A Speckled Pup
often enough to etch it in my brain.
in front of her mom and dad.
but to be discovered.
to ask him to bop.
because he was young.
because he’d grown old.
of its former self.
with reds still red.
by a just right sun.
but I didn’t slow down.
glowed warmer, brighter,
flowed swifter, purer,
washed kinder, fresher,