Friday, November 19, 2010
Friday Love Poem: Dear Pennsylvania
I haven't done a Friday love poem in a while. I thought this would be a good one, with all the family travel coming up soon. :)
You were the road I waked down
when I ran away from home,
the route renamed, untraceable,
but my mother’s lilacs,
still stronger than anything.
the choice made once, stay or go.
I moved to Philadelphia
so that I could say every day
to my family’s arbitrary landmarks.
We count everything in rest stops.
We fondly remember the Electric City.
We shop carefully at Amish STUFF etc.
I have loved your neatly marked tunnels
since I was born.
please take alternate route.
Did you remember to turn
your headlights off?
We worry about your batteries.