En Route to Iowa #1

Headed down to Poetsville,

driving the bassoon playing music major

to Hawkeye City.

As soon as we leave the

Minnesota nicey in your face border,

we get inhaled by

the real  nice Iowa folk

that are there at every turn,

real at the pumps,

real at the till,

real at the fair trade coffee house.

Look at all the poets walking around

Dubuque Street

and down by the Old Capitol Mall,

and the folkies by the Mill,

these poets are everywhere,

young and old,

boomer couples with laptops on couches,

my son counts 21 pairs

of walking

Ugg boots and skinny jeans,

his dorm room still smells

of dirty socks

even after winter break.

The excitement of the new semester,

the parents from Chicago are tipping

the scales,

we are the only Minnesotans down here.

Armed with a tablet of staff music,

a bassoon,

a clarinet,

a mellophone,

a trombone,

a reed-making fish tackle box,

a laptop

and a bunch of organic goodies

and fish oil and Vitamin D3,

Mama Bear is

glad this kid has his totems.

 

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About Susan

I am a gutsy, single mom of four in southeastern MN on the great Mississippi River. I love to create a life of passion, I am an eternal optimist and a freak for wellness, local foods movement, all sorts of musical genres, nature, bikes, dancing, writing, art, and funny people .
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2 Responses to En Route to Iowa #1

  1. Olivia says:

    A very nice read indeed.. Thank you for sharing this.. 🙂

    I invite you to join our 18th potluck beginning this Sunday, Hope to see you at http://www.jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/
    Week 18 Theme: Languages, Signs and Symbol. Poets , especially First Time Participants are also welcome to share old poems or poems unrelated to our theme..
    Let me know if you have questions…hope to see you in… Your participation delights us, keep writing, and keep sharpening your talent … xoxox

  2. Jingle says:

    Glad to see you share…

    your words have done a lovely drive cross the states…
    beautiful flow.

    A++

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