ignored the magic phone
which told me my only choices were a gravel road
or climbing a barbed wire fence and cutting thru a cornfield.
so i am on a human scouted paved road.
there’s a lot of traffic
and like all iowa roads
no shoulder.
so my head is on a swivel.
but i am past 1500 miles
and heading for fort dodge.

1500 miles doesn’t sound like much,
but it is really far.
of course
even tho it makes me happy to be this far
everyone knows
if you haven’t done 1600
you haven’t done anything.