Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Pavement Ends - a poem


The Pavement Ends 
by Joanne Faries
and now what? 
abrupt plunge into an abyss? 
or 
shaken, not stirred by an
ever narrower path
jawbone shattering rocky torment 
or 
cruise on a lush grass carpet
caressing tire rubber
hushed lullaby ride 
or  
halt, forever frozen
last gasp wheeze
backward glance

10 comments:

  1. Hi Joanne - it is as you said previously .. such an obvious statement. Continue on knobbled craggy patches of rock ... love the photo though - cheers Hilary

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    1. the photo was taken in San Saba - southwest middle of TX. Thanks for checking in. Hope all is well in your end of the world

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  2. Looks like the pavement ended BEFORE the sign.

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  3. Great poem, Joanne. You have to wonder why someone thought that sign was necessary. I like that you ended with "backward glance" because I think if I encountered that sign it would make me feel like I should turn around, kind of like a "No outlet" sign.

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    1. it just kinda made me scratch my head.

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  4. On down the road a ways there is likely another sign...Rough Road....then a little further on another...Pavement Resumes. In Texas it's a challenge to figure out TXDOT. Your poem pretty much does it, though!

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    1. you are funny and that would be too true about the signs. Have a great weekend

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  5. You giving me a choice? I'll opt for the lush grass carpet, thankyouverymuch.

    But that really IS a weird place to put that sign. Kinda like putting a "dead end" sign in the middle of a field. I love your poetic take on it.

    Here's to a super weekend! (GOOOOOOO, Falcons!)

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    1. Oh wait, according to our papers - Cowboys have won the Super Bowl. Sigh. I have another poem for next week. This picture is just too awesome to not use multiple times!!

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