Slice of Life 2019: Day 30
Up at 7:10
A cup of green tea gets the blood flowing.
A few chores to complete around the house.
I wake my fellow traveler.
The dog stays at home.
A snack bag goes in the back.
Skim board and ENO are stuffed last minute.
The traffic funnels through the city.
A million travelers join us southward.
Bikes and luggage adorn people’s cars.
My traveler reads
While I listen to happy songs.
A road sign says Florida.
I finger my favorite station on the dial.
A neighbor knows we’ll arrive in one hour.
My traveler has an urgent need
To relieve the bladder.
We find a secluded clump of shrubs.
The Suburban hugs the driveway.
My mother emerges with a smile.
Hugs and smiles and luggage dropped.
I walk out to the dock and breathe.
We are home.