Invited to the road span journey by

Friend made over tragedy

Kept over miracles

Sustained as if preordained


Another few hours to digital song

Thoughts dot my sage and frozen waters

Cargo trains wind long and slow lakeside 

Hawks in the updrafts keep two eyes


Navigation star a wondrous beacon

Mile markers come fast and faster

Sooner is the moment passing

Greetings, introductions, games, goodbyes


Joshua Hughes