Dogs 2014

MOTEL
(4/15/14)


I've
been here
for days

losing
all feeling
for destination

for home

in this
land
of in between
I have found
my place

my purpose

I survey
my low rent
digs
along the
highway
and smile

paying
in cash

cell phone
left behind

I am anonymous

lost

I feel
that true freedom
of the unknown
traveler

a detachment
that preceded
all of this mobile
technology
madness

they do
have my information
at the desk
but
they don't
care

I am just
one
of thousands
passersthrough
and they forget me
as soon
as I walk
away

I go
to the diner
next door
where the waitress
remembers only
that I am
a good tipper

later
I will walk
Main Street
where the locals
will wave at me
without
even knowing
why

as soon
as one of them
says
my name
I shall know
that it is
time
to leave