(x = space)
An Excuse Not to Ask Directions
(you know electrics fail from time to time)
Back roads are best
They still need
Until I get
My Jeep or an ATV
State routes are
Try Route 8 in
Western Pennsylvania or
Route 22, across
Or any road
Inviting small adventure
Maybe there are
Or a turn,
The end of which
We cannot espy
C L Couch
Photo by Adam Thomas on Unsplash
I use C L Couch when writing formally because it is a version of my name that's genderless. And, frankly, easier for handwriting--I have a severe writer's cramp. In conversation, I go by Christopher, having been named for the boy who had the poly bear and finally being (achieving) fine with that.
I use small Xes all the time because WordPress won't let me cut and paste the text from my program page to this one. (Grrrrrr.)
I am a career educator, semi-retired due to disability. I live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (USA).
The main photographs at this site (of the road, of me) were crafted by photographer and my friend Debra Danielson. A variety of her work is available for appreciation at
Thank you, lookers, hearers.--Christopher
April 30, 2021 at 9:03 pm
Love it! I have had jeeps for the last 25 years and probably just bought the last one I’ll need to. Well, maybe not, but close. It’s paid for. This one is four door, though, and not as easy on the backroads. But we do have a couple old ATV’s we use — always take two or be ready to walk and always take water and something to eat. My husband once got off an ATV to explore and couldn’t find it again and by the time he got back to camp (with no water) he was not in a good way.
May 1, 2021 at 6:17 pm
Thanks! I’d like to have a Jeep that I wouldn’t mind driving just about anywhere. I never thought about losing an ATV after taking it somewhere, but I could do that. I hope your lives with vehicles goes both adventurously and smoothly.