requires no assembly. Requires the stubborn faith
of the abandoned child at the locked church door
clutching his get out of jail free card. Requires
the illusion of covering your tracks
when no one gives a damn to start with.
I felt I was off to a good start, then ended up
with swearing and a preposition. That’s how
it works here, 6 Mile Road to 36 Mile Road,
praying for the optical illusion of cliffs
to justify free fall.
Someone carved the history of the auto industry
on a piece of rock salt. That piece of salt
went on to melt a small slice of ice
and contribute to the construction
of the world’s largest pothole.
I was going to say, “That’s another story,”
but there is no other story.
Going to need some gas soon.
Shouldn’t be the last word
but it is.
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