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MUSED Literary Magazine.

Historic Route 6

Craig W. Steele

Historic Route 6 entwines its way
through eastern Pennsylvania’s
seamless mountains, frocked with forests,
that overlook its dalliances
with the languid Susquehanna.

Its muted strings of asphalt lace
together rural towns like burnished
baubles on a wampum belt, furnishing
a menu board of tranquil transits
through Rockwell-style Americana.

Exploring its well-traveled lanes
far from bustling flow-through interstates,
a summer road trip still befits
a placid holiday in celebration
of the journey, not the destination.