Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Gone Fizzing

 In just a few hours
 the Fizz and I
will be away
on another road trip.



We will travel
 some back country roads
to places I treasure



I will maybe
 do a Cocoa Beach


drive by
 although
 I prefer



The drama
of incredible
Sebastian Inlet


I will visit
 a  Farmer's Market
so beautiful
 people
 get married there

I
will enjoy a breakfast
picnic here with
2 generations
of
 loves



I will  attend
 a birthday party
 for a nephew 
to deliver
 one of these



1942 vintage
Shawnee
"Smiley"
 cookie jar

Because
childhood is 20%
of our lives
but
it rules
the 80%
which
follows





I will travel
 the old 441 route 
where images from my youth
 still remain. 



barely


I will spend
 an afternoon 
here 



in the company of
 loves
I seldom see
watching
an athlete
and
 a noble steed
become
tandem spirits
in
pursuit of perfection
under moss draped tress
in the golden sunshine
of my childhood



on one of these days
I will visit
this 
site



I hung a wind chime
In the tree by Mama's grave
Love! Whispered in chime.

6 comments:

Pam said...

Fishy! Happy fizzing to you! What a great trip you have planned. Enjoy, enjoy. I can imagine that you, of all people, need a trip like this on occasion to shore up your spirit and celebrate all that has come before. Don't let the little changes (or big changes) to these places get the best of you ... I hope you find the familiar!

moi said...

That's the funny thing about childhood. It influences us in ways both good and bad and the trick is to nurture the good and learn from the bad without letting it rule.

I hope your trip is nothing but good. Enjoy it and come back with photos and stories!

Buzz Kill said...

"Because childhood is 20% of our lives but it rules the 80% which follows." I like that sentiment. The Mrs would say its the other way around for me. Bwahahaha
Enjoy your road trip.

Boxer said...

I agree with Buzz, that's a lovely idea about childhood/adulthood.

Safe travels Fishy! enjoy your road trip and I hope you return refreshed from being with your family.

I love that last Haiku.

chickory said...

Your childhood is not unlike my own. old 441?!?! enjoy, Fishy. You and the Fizz travel safely and take lots and lots of photos. Loved that hotel with the surfboards!

foam said...

Hey, take me with you! I promise to be sort of good. No?
Okay, you all have fun, e safe and hanks for submitting 2 very nice haiku. My 2 nd learned to sleep through all kinds of noises.