Monday, July 30, 2012

Roll Out ... Again

Today I have started my trek back up to Ohio, taking the long way through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia. I will be taking hundreds of pictures once again, but here are some photos from the places I am going that I pinned on my Outside board on Pinterest.

Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Trail
Amicalola Falls, North Georgia, part of the Appalachian Trail.
Amicalola Falls, North Georgia, part of the Appalachian Trail.
Hike the Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Trail

West Virginia!
West Virginia
Craggy Gardens, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
Craggy Gardens, Blueridge Parkway, North Carolina

It is better to travel well than to arrive. - Buddha

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I Saw Your Soul

mmm, I love a little poetry after supper ...
At last, another poetry day. For a while there I was hardly writing. I think there are these certain levels of anger I have to be within to write poetry and I was beyond the upper limits. Now I think the kingdom is back in order, that or my tolerance level has risen. Either way, here are some poems I wrote during my recent travels.

Get Behind Me

I walk with this limp.
I cannot remember
any other way.
When you get so used
to picking up the extra weight
what difference does
today make?
But I will not carry it tomorrow.
That's a new day
for new pain,
and you've burdened me enough.

Pale, reclusive and coveting;
her dark eyes
pierce man's soul,
her luminous teeth
a man's carotid
so she never wore lipstick.
But they still came.
Whether for her skin
or life
she never asked.
When they'd remove
her lace
they were always entranced
by the white and subtle pink.
As a mister's hands
found her garter,
she would find a throbbing
willing to be taken.
A disregard for pain
at the prospect
of her body.
As she wrapped her legs
around each,
her fangs broke
past the barriers of their


It's not just a road
we're on,
it's a direction,
it's a choice.
I'm on
a dirt road, going
I don't care if
yours is paved
or fucking gold;
I love my dirt road
and can't wait to see
where I'm headed.

109 In Arizona

My thighs
are so heavy
in these tight jeans.
They swear
if I don't free them,
I'll suffer

We Met For A Few Seconds In Utah

You played
the guitar on the front step,
caught up in
years of thought,
frozen to that
by all the cold.
Hair pulled
back to where your neck
and short sleeve met.
The wind pushed your chin
and lifted
the miles between us.
For a few seconds
I saw
your soul.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Roadtrip {Colorado, Utah, Arizona & New Mexico}

More pictures! Here are all of the states that weren't SD and WY … so Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico. This includes: Rocky Mountain, Zion, Kaibab, and Grand Canyon national parks and forest. When we first started snapping pictures in Rocky Mountain my camera died, so there is a point where I start using only my phone. Again, just click on the first picture to see it without the junk in front.

From here on these are phone pictures.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. - John Muir

Friday, July 27, 2012

Roadtrip {South Dakota & Wyoming}

I took a lot of pictures. A lot. I'm going to try breaking these down in to digestible chunks, but it's going to take me a few posts AND they will still be long posts.

Today is South Dakota and Wyoming, which includes: Badlands, Black Hills, Mt Rushmore, Shoshone, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton. Most of these were take using my camera, but there are also some phone pictures because I was trying to conserve battery power on my camera since I am an idiot and forgot my charger. 

Just click on the first picture to see it without the junk in front.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. - John Muir
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