#SoCS: I Drive to this Place

The Rawley Point Trail through Point Beach State Forest, near Lake Michigan.

I drive to the forest

I hide in the forest

Breathing in cool air

I know in this place

It is a safe space

For a grumbly soul to bare

I ride past a thousand trees

The blue of lake’s seas

And give two legs a dare

Twists and turns abound

Up and down without sound

In sync with a gravelly stare

I drive because I must

The heat at home an angry bust

The heart finds its weather love affair

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the brainchild of author Linda G. Hill. Every Friday, Linda provides her followers with an inspiring blogger’s prompt. It can be a word or words and sometimes bonus points are involved (my favorite). Linda asks us to write without editing, other than correcting spelling errors.

Just go with the flow.

Like a babbling brook or rain drops. Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “drive.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun

17 responses to #SoCS: I Drive to this Place

  1. Dan Antion says:

    This is a beautiful tale of escape, Mary. That seems like a sure way to beat the heat. How close are you to the lake?

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Dan. I’m an hour away…due east. It was about 15 minutes further to the state forest and bike trail, but worth the trip to feel a cooler 70F. Glorious!

  2. John Hric says:

    Give me a forest. I will wander it for hours. The rest of the world stops and is shed at its entrance.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Yes, John! I can’t capture it all on camera, but there’s so much to take in, in a forest – the trees, wildflowers, undergrowth, the creatures. I have to stop sometimes and breathe it all, make sure I show my respect and gratitude for its existence.

  3. JoAnna says:

    Bravo! Thank God for forests, their canopy soaking up the sun, cooling the air, giving us oxygen. Living forests and every grove of trees are precious beyond measure.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Absolutely, JoAnna, and I’m glad that Wisconsin is taking care of its existing forests. So much beauty has been ruined over the decades by concrete, steel and progress. I am so happy there are places such as this that I can bike and be with the trees and nature.

  4. I love these kinds of drives. And poems. It looks like this when we drive to one of the smaller lakes up North Wisconsin. Rough road, overhanging trees, curves, nature. That’s all.

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