Thursday, September 29, 2011

Side Of The Road

File:West Texas Pumpjack.JPG
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Loose gravel and loose
morals got me in this ditch.
A warm beer and a

little leg might get
me out, but this is nowhere.
So, I kick back on

the tailgate, wish on
an early star, and let the
pumpjack rhythm get

under my skin and
simmer.  The beer I'll just keep
for my own sweet self.

For Haiku Heights

23 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Cool song, Mama Zen, real cool! :-)

Rhythms here and here

Fireblossom said...

Coal? ;-)

Christine said...

great (pumping) rhythm here

lori said...

What a great opener! And, this is full of texture :)

Stranger said...

Wow, love this. The erotic here is subtle but hard hitting, the character sharp and rythmn unmistakable. Nice.

Gemma Wiseman said...

An erotic dances for the senses! Wonderful rhythms for the soul!

Fred said...

Great little scene- love the way you captured it and all in Haiku nonetheless. I wonder, if adhering to the form helped the piece move forward or needed to be worked around, because to me it seems like the piece is very fluid and you just nailed it without having to play around with the lines, to find the right word that fits, which I find myself needing to do much of the times I do this form. In any case- another nice piece, thanks for the read

hedgewitch said...

Sounds like the perfect evening to me.

andy sewina said...

Cool Bananas!

Morning said...

very beautiful.

Heaven said...

I like that pumpjack rhythm...cool write MZ~

Glad to see you completing this Haiku Challenge ~

G-Man said...

Is this naughty?
I Think it is MZ...Scamp!
Of course I Loved it.
Is this your erstwhile 55?
You My Dear have artistic lee-way whenever you wish to use it...G
Have a Kick Ass Week-End!!

Tara R. said...

The cadence of this is great, very lyrical. The words are intoxicating.

Susie Clevenger said...

sounds like it could be a song of the roughneck...good job!

Sylvia K said...

Having been raised in west Texas oil fields, this one hit home. And there's a lot that can be read in your words. Love it as always, MZ! You do have a way with words!

Sylvia

ayala said...

Cool write, MZ. :)

happygirl said...

I didn't know you could do this with haikus. This was fun. Thanks.

Daydreamertoo said...

Yes, I think there is a little double entendre going on here.
Very nice play on words~!

Cheryl said...

Great write, MZ. Love the rhythm and the imagery.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

To quote Homer Simpson:
"Mmmmmmmmmmm... beeeeeeeeeeer."

ab said...

haha! I like this one. What is more fun, getting in or out? Have a good weekend :)

Caty said...

this is good!...to answer Ab's question, I think getting in is probably more fun...or at least a lot less work!

Reka Sang said...

When there is no way out, might as well enjoy the current scene...I've heard that great things happen over a beer. :)