I will drive, and the memories will come,
melding with the miles, feeling the same.


But the miles now outpace
the memories, the trips

more often each passing year,
my own years soon passing.

Will I be someone’s miles,
someone’s memories?

Traveling for what seems like the wrong reason, but which is, of course, the right reason.

21 thoughts on “Departure

  1. Something about the trance-like motion and sound of wheels on highway does things to my brain … there are times I deliberately “take a drive” (some would “take a hike”) and other times I’m caught off-guard by what pops up on a routine jaunt across town. This poem resonates strongly as I’ve been on the road quite a bit the past 6 weeks, having all sorts of unexpected recalls mixed in with fresh encounters that will probably pop up on some drive in 2028 ,,,

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  2. Aging, miles, and memories! There is a strong connection here. I don’t mind traveling life’s road, but I, too, wonder about the memories I will someday leave behind. Will they become a part of someone else’s journey?

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  3. As you know, I spent a lot of time on the road this winter, mostly alone, often in rainy, foggy weather. At the time I found this soothing. Now I’m grateful for the sun (although it is a tad warm for my taste). 🙂

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