Traveling Slip-Ups

Written for:  Sunday Muse #192

Need a rest stop,
and some ice cold
pop, she said, feet
up nonchalantly on
dashboard of passenger's

Well, I hate handing out
bad news, but this is not
a map of the United States.

Just pull into 
the nearest rest stop.
Then we'll find out
where we are.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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20 Responses to Traveling Slip-Ups

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    Love it Sara! Happy New Year to you and yours!


  2. msjadeli says:

    Sometimes maps can’t get us where we need to go.


  3. a long way from home here Sara – hope you find your road in 2022!


  4. wyndolynne says:

    Wrong map, right road?


  5. Rall says:

    Ha ha….Happy New Year Sara !


  6. Sherry Marr says:

    This made me smile!


  7. Helen Dehner says:

    Memories came flooding back of me attempting to manage my rental in New Zealand ~~ first time driving on left side of the road. Country roads, folks had a few laughs at my mistakes. Thankfully they indulged me. Finally got the hang of it! Cheers to your feet resting on passenger side dashboard!!


  8. Beverly Crawford says:

    No oone looks at maps any mnore. I had guests at my home whose daughter was traveling. Her route was closed, and she called her father 200 miles away to ask what to do!! Now, of course, GPS leads them everywhere. I love to plan my route ahead and see what I might be missing!!


  9. Jim says:

    Joyful rides always have a stop or two or more. I’m not sure there will be rest stops or many trees to get behind where your couple is headed. The place on the map is in Angola. West of South Africa.


  10. I like these characters and this scene. Clever poem!


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