Archive for March, 2009

Moving on

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

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In the chipped flakes of paint on the side of the van;

And the faded directions on a washed-out sticker;

Where the yellow light scatters on wet asphalt spots;

And silver trails shimmer in oil-soaked concrete.

Where the seams don’t fit on old perspex signs;

And the dirt gets in.


In the faded remains of a sprawling brown stain;

Where the mold left a scar with a raggedy edge;

The smear of blue ink on a printed receipt;

The gravelly earth where the roads do not quite meet.

In the insect remains between glass and aluminum frame;

Drawn by the lure of a fluorescent flame.