Friday, April 30, 2010

HIGHWAY TO SAN JOAQUIN

napowrimo#30....last day for RWP .....another acrostic using...INHONOUROFRWPPOETS


HIGHWAY TO SAN JOAQUIN

in a bus on a lost dry highway
North of San Joaquin somewhere near nowhere
heading towards Dos Palos searching for words
off the beaten track on the beatnik path
never missing the missed freeways
occasionally missing the odd metaphor cafe
until we stop at the Backstreet Bar in Dos Palos
remaining strapped for cash we leave the bus
Old men in fedoras young ladies in long bamboo skirts
flashing their smile with rich paddy jaws
racing towards the crowded bar for whiskey and beer
where the bartender will read our poems
placing them beyond the reach of Ramblin Jack's
Poetry Refuge Camp
or the Big Tent Poetry Club
ejecting the wasted poems into Dylans basket
tracing our good words on his black board
so all the drunks can read as we leave for San Joaquin


with thanks..
Dana..........................bus driver
Deb............................co pilot
Nathan......................co pilot
Christine...................co pilot
Charlotte...................painter of the bus

Andy...Angie...AJV...Barbara y...Bitchy Angel...Cara...Carolee...Chanda...Chris...Dan...Derrick
Donald H...Erin...Evelyn...Francis...Gautami...Jeeves...Julie...Joanne...JD McKenzie...Leisha
Linda...Marie...Neil...Nicole...Novaheart...Pam...Rall...Rob...Robin...Red Shoe Artist...Stan Ski...
Stiletto...Shanna...Shayla...Skankin Moon...Therese...Tiel Asha
...........riding in the painted bus
...........ALL the other RWP poets following in the airconditioned bus....with more words

...........THANKS to ALL for this journey that will continue when we get the bus up and running

9 comments:

Systematic Weasel said...

Very well written! It was a wild ride, and hopefully just as wild next year! Thanks for sharing, and popping into my blog every now and then!

-Weasel

Francis Scudellari said...

A good way to send us off. It was a great ride on that bus with you, and I've got your site tucked in my Google Reader so I can always know where it's headed next. Thanks Wayne.

rallentanda said...

You wont get rid of me that easily.Get on over next Wednesday to POW.Rall's poet refugee camp is there for you. Let's hope the weather stays good.Otherwise all the tents will collapse. I knitted them myself.

briarcat said...

Good company, a nice winding road, hell of a good little trip

flaubert said...

Wayne,
You have been such an inspiration to me. I have throughly enjoyed your poetry before napowrimo and during. Let's keep in touch and see you over at POW for Rall's big party.
Cheers,
Pamela

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Nice one Wayne, and a great send off! Congratulations on completing NaPoWriMo 2010. Can't wait to ride that bus again!
Andy

thelaughinghousewife said...

Great picture of an interesting journey.

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novaheart said...

Good one! I like the apparent nonchalance of the "narrator". The image of the bartender reading the poems and then (therefore?) putting them out of reach it a good one!

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