For the dVerse Monday quadrille prompt “stream“:
Dirt and ‘roos -> gravel -> tarmac, one lane -> two lanes -> white lines -> more lanes, highway barricades.
Trees -> fields -> farms -> villages -> outskirts -> suburbs -> cement-grey city towers.
Farm utes -> dusty wagons -> soccer-mums’ four-wheel drives -> city-cars – shiny bubbles of banality on wheels…
all of us joining the stream
31 responses to “morning commute: stream of consciousness”
Super presentation 🎊
Thanks 🙂 It’s the first time I’ve departed from standard stanzas, I was trying to give a sense of movement and progression.
Love your take on the prompt. Very well done!
Thank you Lucy! 🙂
Yes. Like tributaries. Does it make you feel conformist? LOL I just hate being “one of the crowd” especially if it involves waiting in traffic or for a toilet. 😀
Yeah, tributaries was exactly what I had in mind. 🙂 I hate waiting in toilet lines too – that is the one downside to the increasing number of women in my workplace. 😀
One of my favorite ways to write … stream of consciousness!!!! Yours is amazing!
Thanks Helen, I’d never tried it before. It was fun.
Oh this one whizzes by too quickly; I had to go back twice to slow the stream, let it ALL sink in. Great stuff! Thanks.
Thank you very much Ron! ❤
Your “stream” allowed us to accompany you on the journey!
Thanks Beverly, that the idea – I’m glad it worked. 🙂
Love the flow of this, giving the feeling of traffic. I do have to say, I might KILL to see a ‘roo on a morning commute! 😉
When my daughter was about 2 I had to explain to her that they’re just called “kangaroos”. Not “f_ing kangaroos”. 😀 I do like them, but I have hit a couple, and had many, many near misses, and one I slowed right down almost to a stop for and then it jumped into the side of my car and smashed a mirror!
Oooh this is absolutely splendid!! I really love the flow of this one 💝💝
Thank you so much Sanaa!
Very interesting. Enjoyed it.
Thanks Bill 🙂
Great stream 👍
Thanks Mouse 🙂 I hope you appreciated the kangaroo.
I did! I was trying to imagine heading to town on the back roads through the bush. It’s been almost a decade since I had the pleasure.
I saw a wombat crossing the road in the morning, about 0800, a few weeks ago. I think it must have been doing a walk of shame.
Those promiscuous wombat. You can see it in the way they walk 🤣
We’re all in there somewhere. I liked the experimental format. It looks almost like a formula or equation.
I was thinking of a flow chart 😀 but equation poetry is a good idea!
I like what you did here!
What’s ‘roos and ute?
A ‘roo is a kangaroo (top picture), and a ute (utility vehicle) is like what Americans call a pick-up truck, but smaller, and built on a car chassis rather than a truck chassis. They’re used by farmers, tradespeople and sensible people who need to move things around, while pick-ups are used by people who like to use a lot of petrol for no good reason while running their engine to power their air-conditioning while sitting in the school car park, destroying the atmosphere for their kids… ummm… yeah… . See https://www.carthrottle.com/post/nrjl4rv/ for a less biased explanation.
Ohh I get it now! You’re so observative! 🤩