The Road is Winding (poem)


Wonderful poetry by a talented writer.

joanne the geek

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The Road Is Winding

 

1

 

Kaikoura is a stop for coffee

& views of the ocean

receding away

forever

 

I startle a tern which

flaps away into a moving car

it is last seen descending

rapidly down a bank

 

I feel guilty about it

for the rest of the journey

 

2

 

above are screeching gulls

shredding the cerulean sky

below the sea casually mumbles

the world’s secrets

 

if only we knew this language

of rocks & saltwater

kelp & shifting sands…

 

the road hugging the coast

along narrow shoulders

 

of rock, past beaches

& promontories,

through tunnels

scooped out

by the tide’s restless fingers

 

the reach of the ocean

 

3

 

once darkness has overcome us

we are still driving into

geographies of our ignorance

the headlights illuminating our way

the stars silently revolving above

 

we have…

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