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Susan Lacovara

Rookie - 913 Points (1963 / New York)

Destination: Home By The Weekend


Wave goodbye to the gated community
While fumbling for a CD
The perfect road trip song
To steer you back to me
And gather up your stories
Stuffed in suitcase
Waiting to spill unto my table
New tires, oil change, GPS coordinates
First stop, a birthday greeting
At Debbie's door
And check on Robert's mending wrist
Leaving behind your sun tan
Only to reprise it on the Isle of Long
From which you stayed away too long
Cross the bridges, pay the tolls
The ribbon of the L.I.E. unfolds
By Saturday you can don your Derby hat
Rest in Julie's sofa and place your bet
I await in the winner's circle
With roses upon your return

Submitted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Topic of this poem: family


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(05/01/14) as my brother and Bob make their long haul HOME, the miles grow shorter to reunite our hearts. *L.I.E.-the Long Island Expressway, perhaps the longest stretch of road to travel, since it's the last leg of the trip. *Derby hat...traditionally worn on the the day of the Kentucky Derby horse race... we all watch together...And down the stretch they come.....

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