Fourth of July Weekend (small stone)

going thirty miles per hour on I-80
watching the shadow
of the seagull
change lanes ahead of me

/ / /

This poem is my first posting of a small stone as part of a river of stones.

I’ve been away for the long holiday weekend, and was busy in the days before that preparing food for me to eat over those days away from home. It’s one of the prices I have to pay being vegan in a non-vegan world.

I hope to try to catch up, but there are some prompts that I just may not get to. I already have two prompts from We Write Poems and The Sunday Whirl that I hope to get to, but I make no promises.

8 thoughts on “Fourth of July Weekend (small stone)

  1. Ahh….great to have you back! 🙂
    Love the small stone image. I decided to do the river of stones, too. Not sure if I figured out the best way to have a separate “page” for the stones…because that page doesn’t post like a blog. It’s just one big ol’ page that I keep modifying with each small stone. So it doesn’t look like I’ve posted anything new when in fact, I’ve posted a stone there. Oh well.

    Anyway…welcome back!



    • Paula, thank you. It’s good to be back. It’s great to get away, but it’s always so good to be home again. Thanks for the heads up; now I know where to look for your small stones.



  2. Hey! Good to see you again. It has been strange not seeing your name. I don’t even have the reason of a long weekend and I can’t keep up with the stones! The Sunday Whirl and We Write Poems, yes, but three or four lines for a stone…more than my brain can take.
    I love the image, Richard. With the gull changing lanes I, behind my desk, felt like I was in the car watching.


    • Margo, thanks. I feel bad because I didn’t write to the second part of Pamela’s prompt at We Write Poems, and I’ve written a poem to all of Brenda’s wordles – except for the last two.
      I started jotting down ideas for small stones back in June (shh.. don’t tell anyone). I do like the idea of just recording an observation. Glad you liked this image; it really happened.



  3. I’m so glad you joined us for the stones. I like the image of watching the gulls shadow. And I too, am very glad to see you back. No apologies necessary. It happens to all of us.



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