Exiting Suburbia

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Exiting Suburbia

I leave the amenities. I leave the street light security. I leave the proximity to be near mountains and streams and unfettered skies; I wander off the familiar path to lonely back country roads, hugging the foothills like a cocklebur clings to my pants – no chance of falling off.


Insecure, anxious until a hundred miles from home I watch the cars fade to another place, like a handful of chaff tossed in the wind; the skies open deep and clear; my body eases, my mind relaxes and all the chains of suburban life fall away, link by link.

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