Suzanne’s weekly prompt at On the Road asks for a haiku, tanka, haibun or haiga regarding the various roads we travel. The June 30 prompt, The road is life, offers a quote from Jack Kerouac, On the Road:
“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”
This haibun is my response.
The Road is Life
Car in tow behind a rental truck of a compressed life, I rolled out of town. Moving forward to a new life waiting to unfold, yet possessing ties that, even now, years later, draw me back to see the ones I love, I knew the past would always be a part of me. A truck full of weathered memories, some battered, was emptied when it reached its destination, its contents woven into the happiness I found.
deep within the heart
past and present still reside
as the future calls
some bonds cannot be denied