Dogs 2013

QUICK TURNAROUND
(10/5/13)


if everything
went just right
the journey
would be about
15 hours
of round trip
commuting
for a few hours
of communing
with the
bereaved

ridiculous

traveling
a mostly
rural highway
from one
water tower
to the next

65 mph
to 25 mph
and back
again

tilled fields
co-ops
banks
cemeteries
convenience stores
and funeral homes

life
and death
operating
hand in hand
in these compressed
pastoral
populations

plow it
plant it
harvest it
then plow
it over
again

crops
animals
possessions
people

all
going through
their own
cycles
of life

I pass
the last building
of yet another
tiny town

shift
to third

and accelerate