Just above the waves that break on the Great Northwest coast;
Trees grow higher than the mountain tops where it rains the most.
Water bathes the sky to clear the endless star-filled night;
Dropping into the bodies below that reflect the infinite light.
A distant road to travel yet familiar with all in tow;
The same time it takes the sun to come and the moon to go.
From the pink morning haze where the Angels get lost in smog;
Slowly through the grapevine towards the mountain fog.
The traffic changes with the scenery passed along the way
From slow to stop,
From stop to go,
As the distance behind in travel becomes greater than what remains;
Time appears to move slower and slower even in speedily gains.
There are significant points that remind us why a road is worth the travel;
Such as an olive branch at a deli ranch, or an ending road that begins with gravel.
Even when time stands still and two points remain apart;
The time it takes for roadless travel is what you give in heart.
Time needs rhythm to feel life while it is in motion;
Distance needs a tempo for a pace to have a notion.
Anticipation sets the tone for energies to get excited;
Acceptance sets the volume for what has already been decided.
Where the pavement ends and the gravel begins;
The dirt road lined with mile-marked pins.
Up the hill, down the hill, with a gentle roll;
Just past the park and the ol’ swimming hole.
The final turn around the bend is accompanied with the familiar burst;
From the weary mouths, the young travelers cry “I see the red barn first.”
The only hustle and bustle of busy-ness Is the business of the bees;
And the grass beneath the grazers grazing in the coastal breeze.
The sounds of the cricking crickets are heard along the creek;
And the humming of the hummers hum through a nectar filled beak.
Catching crawdads and salamanders by the riverside;
Seeking through the fields for those that like to hide.
In the calm of the tall grass time is irrelevant until it is time to go;
The drive back is quicker, going back to the faster life we know.