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Roadtrip 07

Poem By Marijke McKinney

Early in the morning 3 grumpy kids
Awake and get lost an hour away from home
Monsters and water bottles
Stick shift masters on this road trip 07

Zoning my head through the hills
90 miles an hour through the dark
Both my best friends asleep in the back
Going north, never going to stop

Portland took my heart
Seattle made us sing, no apologies
I’d fuzz my head with those lights
And drive those 180 degree streets
If I never had to leave

My heads running
But you’re always there
Putting my body back together
Loving me so I don’t go mad

Desolation peak, empty headed green lumps
Ross lake and rickety bridges
Kerouac our love, over yonder
He’s watching and understanding
Smoking leisurely, nodding his head unforgettably

I’d climb the mountains, just you and me
And isolate myself in the big ol sky
If we could have stayed on highway 20

Backtrack through the lifeless towns
Send the art fags to Ashland
And we’ll run through with pee stops
Jellies, baggy pants, and Pavement playing
Hate to say it, but Shakespeare wasn’t that amazing

Dye our hair blue at
Motels in Yreka
Blue towels for the maid service
My bodies wearing down
And my driving skills have become scary
Santa Cruz and all it’s glory
Cafes with aliens and robots
Shoot on home through the morning

My heads running
But you’re always there
Putting my body back together
Loving me so I don’t go mad

They all left
Moved away and I couldn’t go
They all left
Moved away and I couldn’t go

Step by step
Injection by Injection
Watch your friends pedal
Going fast has lost all it’s fun in a dead sun

I’d scratch your back daily
And drive you illegally
If you’d never leave me

Sleep forever in twin beds
Pancakes and Hole in the morning
I love you as much as you hate Courtney Love.
All of this is too much, so tough

Just like incense rise and release what’s been had
I’m always re burning another for you
Always re burning another for you
Brynnji Poo.

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