18 August 2011

Ever-Expanding America

ever-expanding America, yes,
we'll see the USA in your
Chevrolet, sky blue, reflecting
all our tomorrows, ticked

off on her fingers, halfway
between sleep and wakefulness
as she tries to discern how
many colors your irises are

comprised of, surprising how
they change in the light, with
your temper, too,

mid-afternoon now, she packs
and repacks, discarding this

and that for other, more
practical items, the compass,
the light, the water, the
oil, hoping they will last these

next dark nights

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