Buffalo roam, or: Heart is

Poetry Partners #156

‘Cars and bars’, a poem by Charles of ‘Oldageist’

Rusty cars and smoke filled bars.
A trailer house on the edge of town with a number on the mailbox, no name to be found.
Open roads and wide open spaces, and always the urge to be in different places.
I canโ€™t say that Iโ€™ve ever found a place to call home. The only family I know is an open road.
Itโ€™s a shame to live like that, some say. Itโ€™s a curse, say others.
But the desert is my bed, and the road is my lover.

A sijo by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

raised to settle down and procreate,
I did precisely that; 
rent, utilities; insurance;
countless parenting expenses; 
well... down to two jobs this year;
love 'em both but hate the work 

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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29 thoughts on “Buffalo roam, or: Heart is”

  1. dรฉjรก vu
    I love it, every word
    Each line

    The open road is a favourite joint of mine

    And right here reading, I feel like I’m in my own movie

    ๐ŸœBut the desert is my bed, and the road is my lover.๐Ÿœ

    Hey papa was a rolling stone !!!

      1. Lol, I know
        And it’s so cliche
        But it fits that feeling of jumping into the car and facing the open road

        A lotta men do that
        Some women too

  2. Nice poems Charles and David.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    love these and the first sounds truly intriguing and love the flow and notion of road being my lover.
    Iโ€™m hitched like you David so the other always looks โ€œbetterโ€ . Not really butโ€ฆ you know! ๐Ÿ’ž

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