On the Road to Satori – The Baby Blue Peugeot

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The Baby Blue Peugeot

winter was heading my way
the eternal summer
of the Southwest calling
I hooked up with two guys
and an old ’63 Peugeot
headed for Arizona

we kept the baby blue sedan running
twenty-five hundred miles
across Pennsylvania
along old Route 66
through Ozark hills
to the Oklahoma Panhandle

we cooked refried beans
over an alcohol stove
and popped cans of Coors
—you can only buy them
West of Tulsa—

they said

on rolling plains dotted
with clusters of trees
near a winding brook
on a night blistered with stars
we drank Rocky Mountain water
from a flip-top can

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4 responses

  1. Made that spiritual trip–alone–at age 41 when I ran away from home (Pennsylvania). Found myself in the Petrified Forest where the Painted Desert certainly balanced out my outlook on life. Your poem invoked nice memories for me!

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