Going to Georgia


Not easy to go to Georgia,

Especially from Baton Rouge,

Especially in mid-November

When it is February cold,

Ground cold, air cold, wind cold.


But the sun is bright in mid-November, and

On the way to Georgia it lavishes its light

Upon fields now fallow,

Upon roadside mowed for the year.


The road opens before us.

We move, consuming carbon,

Emitting carbon,

Going to Georgia.


In cold and sun,

We move toward Georgia.


--November15, 2013