rural commute

Late to join the “journey” prompt at dVerse this week…thanks to our host, Sarah!


living rural still
requires frequent
road trips to town…
for needed groceries,
machinery parts,
or church events.

carefully back out of
narrow garage door
and swing out in arc
avoiding any randomly
parked ATVs, pickup or
farm machinery on yard

past garden and cattle
white-fenced driveway
turn on gravel road until
first crossroad where
choice is made: which
route to which town?

on a blacktop, pass
farms and acreages
of neighbors we know
signs of seasons and
progression of crops
odors of hog barns

past research farms
or busy cheese factory
slow down for yellow
school bus, red tractor
on road, wait at corner
for chromed semi-trucks

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gina
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 09:21:55

    so much to savour on your journey into the city – liked reading about all that comes into your view, so very different than what i see on mine journey


  2. janicead
    Oct 28, 2018 @ 14:40:16

    Oh, the aromas of raising livestock! Or silage pits. Brings back memories of my childhood on the farm. No atvs in those days.


  3. Frank Hubeny
    Oct 25, 2018 @ 15:50:11

    I remember those driveways and the choice which way to go once we made it to the county road.


  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Oct 25, 2018 @ 15:25:14

    Love to read about the smell of the hog-farm… not sure I would stand it for real.


  5. sarahsouthwest
    Oct 25, 2018 @ 15:05:53

    I love the detailing. I have friends who farm here in the UK, and it sounds like farmyards are much the same everywhere!


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