The Road is Life ~ haibun

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:

โ€œOur battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.โ€

This haibun is my response.

The road is life
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
denying separation
some bonds cannot be denied

16 thoughts on “The Road is Life ~ haibun

  1. I really like this, Ken. I really like this line: “A truck full of weathered memories, some battered, was emptied when it reached its destination, its contents woven into the happiness I found.” I like the idea of both physical objects and the memories and emotions of people and places of the past melding with the present.

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