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Dogs 2017

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(9/24/17)

the signs
high in the sky
are visible
from even
a quarter mile
away

FOOD

GAS

but at
the exit
only boarded
windows

flaking
paint

weeds
encroaching
through cracked
pavement

a sad feeling
of abandonment

I can imagine
that this was
once
a bustling
roadside affair

motorists

truckers

families

loners

seeking refuge
from the waiting
miles

this afternoon
I pull around
to the back
of the empty
diner

take a
leak

then
minimally
satisfied

continue
upon
my way