Saturday, April 6, 2013


Apple Tree Motel, photo courtesy of Michael Bixler


Hum of night
Red glow Catskills
Flicker of light
Neon Mountain stills
The road hums
To the Apple Tree
The chill of night
Numbs—red fades to red
Distance on our side
Slide Mountain—slide

© October 29, 2012, Robbie Pruitt

My friend Michael Bixler is an excellent photographer, artist, writer, videographer and “adventurer” who took the photo above. Like much of his work, it captivated me and inspired the poem Motel. Bixler has provoked me to poetry with Ghost Lake back in October of 2012, with his photo Late Autumn Epiphany last November, and with Homage back in December of 2012, I am a huge fan of his work and am grateful he allows me to use his art as my muse. To see more of Michael Bixler’s work, click here, here, or here.

The Apple Tree Motel sign during the day:

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