When I received the email for Day 16 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge, Betsy's reminder that today is the halfway point reminded me of a dot on the map.
Halfway, Missouri marks the halfway point between Bolivar, Missouri and Buffalo, Missouri. Local lore says the town is so named because of its geography.
Halfway to Halfway, U.S.A.
I'm halfway to Halfway
Traveling the asphalt
Watching mile markers whiz by
Literal and metaphorical places
Halfway Baptist Church
In Halfway, Missouri
Marks the halfway point
Between Bolivar and Buffalo.
In college we joked that the congregation--
By virtue of the church's name--
Traveled halfway to heaven and
Could get no further than half the way.
|Halfway Baptist in Halfway, Missouri|
I learn Halfway is a popular
Name for small towns,
Halfway formed settlements.
As though uncertain which way to go
West to Buffalo; East to Bolivar
A roundabout of the mind.
Halfway, Kentucky is actually the name of three
Places in Kentucky:
Allen, Barren, and Calloway Counties
All lay claim to Halfway.
Halfway, Oregon boasts panoramic mountain vistas.