light studded hillside
the miles of night
till the next town

 

7 Responses

  1. Lynne Rees Says:

    This is lovely, Michelle. Such a great sense of space and silence in the images. And some subtle and effective internal rhymes too. Just so good.

  2. Peggy Hale Bilbro Says:

    Wonderful! As I read this I travel across my West Texas origins. Kudos!

  3. Sheila Sondik Says:

    Love the solidity of "studded" as a descriptor for light. Brought back the romance of the road for me.

  4. Nancy Rapp Says:

    Beautiful images that evoke all the quiet sounds of driving alone at night down lonely roads, yet the glimmer of light up in the hills… so well crafted!

  5. Bob Redmond Says:

    Thanks Michelle… a reminder of road-freedom even while I'm anchored close to home.

  6. Jeffrey Winke Says:

    Love it, Michelle!

  7. martin1223 Says:

    light studded hillside
    the miles of night
    till the next town
    —MICHELLE SCHAEFER

    Liked this very much. It reminded me, though, of Franz Kafka’s short story The Next Village.
    Google Franz Kafka: the next village.

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