Those unplanned journeys,

Bear some of the greatest tales,

Strategy be damned!

Take the long road on your right,

Delight in the unknown curves.

What lies before me,

Is a road well traveled, yet-

Why do I pause so?

Is it failure that roots me

Or the fear of my success?

A steady rhythm

You, me, and where the road meets the sky

We laughed our way South

Cheerful Bluebonnets waving

As we pass at highway speeds.

What new adventure,

Breaks along the horizon,

Behind Mount Rainer,

A shadow or a sunrise?

Perhaps they are the same coin.

This our first dinner

Together after a /year/

Such exquisite taste

Still distant and cold outside

But my heart two times fuller