“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


august break 5: and we had no air conditioning

summer trip traveling turquoise
i feel swimming shorts soda pops
two-lane blacktops soft under the sun.
i see arizona here-we-come arms out the window
feet on the dash
midnight radio light my fire
truck stop breakfasts
laps full of maps.
i know stars sunsets saguaros sage
backseat sleeping
texas dreamsongs
free ice flat tires cheap gas.

i am always august about-to-start-school hot
one week
baseball almost football almost fair time.
almost enough time.
but not.



  1. Beautiful photograph of a great car! It's like a dream.

  2. love love love the singsong, the pictures you paint, the photos you take.

  3. this is one lovely memory .. feet on the dash ..ALWays

  4. Oh please let there be enough time~
    Love the memories and that picture does bring back memories. My mom once had a soft blue car like that.

  5. Drove across country this summer...love your travel thoughts, and the turquoise car photo....beautiful memories.

  6. I see YOU in that car.
    It's your colour. It should belong to you.

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  9. oops...sorry about that. Blogger is being a bit of a bully.
    It keeps telling me that my word verification word was typed in wrong, and then, after trying 3 times, they all showed up together!
    hopefully this one will be successful the first time.


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