Easy There, Starshine

Easy there, Starshine
But 90 is a little fast
Its a long ride to Atlanta
But try to make this last
Taking Lilly to her Mom
Gives you time for a chat
Even if it’s just to the top of her head
She’s a remarkable teener at that
Rapping all about those boys
And respecting personal spaces
Where has my little girl gone
Now so few lingering traces
Braces now for those inherited teeth
Ah, there’s that smile I remember
Now juxtaposed to a strident mien
I mean the girl has quite a temper
But it’s lots more bark then bite
And she always sweetly apologizes
WOW passed like I’m standing still
By vehicles of all shapes and sizes
Got to Decatur with the setting sun
Goodbye, hug, then back to the road
Only 17 hours back to Austin
I’m again your road warrior a la mode
50 pralines, beignet mix, and red beans
For all my great helpful friends
Rats, I’m only approaching Orange
This stupid highway never ever ends
Passing bored livestock and poor drivers
And lousy billboards that litter fewer charming plowed fields
All of it belongs in Life’s eclectic tapestry
But you must embrace it all to get at what it yields
YES there’s Berkman’s exit
Now right onto old Glencrest
Wonder if I’d get hassled
If I took a month to rest
Easy there, Starshine
As the miles are now in the past
Turn off the motor and hug the cat
You’ve made it “home” at last


About Kitt

Sometimes a rhyme or couplet wanders across my consciousness. So, I share it. Other times I'm a hospice social worker; others, a Dad; others, southerner, New Orleanian, cajun enthusiast, voter, and on better days, a not-too-awful-poet/rhymster. Welcome to my page. Enjoy.

Posted on July 24, 2012, in Poem. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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