SILENT ROOSTERS SLEEP

SILENT ROOSTERS SLEEP
Dads don’t sleep. They drive over-packed cars, and sip coffee from a thermos cup. Kids in backseat mull over grandma’s home ~ roosters never move, cuckoo clock never quits, and grandma’s always at the door, waiting. Front passenger divvies out cheerios and chips. The turnpike yawns with well-worn pitstops. All seats salivate for grandma’s homemade coffee cake. “Are we there yet?” echoes, bounces, plays with the driver’s nerves. Dads get revenge, transforming the auto into a tour bus. Pointer finger flashes toward a birthplace, a high school, and a park, and finally a hearth in the suburbs of Depew.
silent roosters sleep moonlight auto unpacks dawn crowing door exhales 7/14/2017 Haibun Form

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Date: 8/4/2017 11:13:00 AM
Congratulations on your terrific second placement with this charming haibun Kim! : )
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 8/4/2017 11:25:00 AM
Thank you, Connie!
Date: 8/2/2017 6:18:00 PM
Very nicely done, Kim, I love the Haiku attached .I remember those days when I was young in a station wagon... Congratulations on your wonderful win well deserved... ~*
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 8/2/2017 8:04:00 PM
Thanks, Eve! Yup, we had a station wagon too! One was purple :)
Date: 8/2/2017 4:20:00 PM
I've been the kid in that backseat. Congrats on your win!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 8/2/2017 4:24:00 PM
:) Thanks!
Date: 8/2/2017 3:35:00 PM
Let's hear it for the Dads!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 8/2/2017 4:24:00 PM
Woot woot
Date: 7/17/2017 7:30:00 AM
Superb dear, Kim! All is well when children we are and everyone is waiting after us...
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 8/2/2017 3:36:00 PM
So true. <3 Thanks Demetrios!
Date: 7/16/2017 8:18:00 PM
Very nice Kim. This gem transported me to road trips of the past. "crowing door exhales" Great! - Dean
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/16/2017 8:29:00 PM
Thank you, Dean!
Date: 7/16/2017 3:15:00 PM
A very well constructed haibun.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/16/2017 3:18:00 PM
Thanks so much, sweet friend!