The road stretches endlessly,
Disappearing over the hills
My destination's at the end
Of the ribbon, in the distance,
At the end of a winding drive
Through valleys' wet tarmac,
Heat-haze hot plains, traffic
Steaming through in tired lines.
Kestrel hovering, roadkill in verges,
The journey home hemmed in
By banks and bridges - roadworks
In view, closed lanes stretch,
But on foot or by car we will visit,
Nothing will keep us away.
©Mary Parker 2017
Destination ribbon distance drive winding end journey tarmac valley plains disappearing heat-haze hot wet verges kestrel hovering roadkill traffic endless tired car foot view home away visit closed roadworks banks bridges lines