insomnia motor inn

by dm gillis

in dark such things
commonly come
sleep sotto voce
& rumours of cancer
anecdotes of nails the
treachery of load bearing members
stanzas post car bomb
confused & street bleeding on CNN
abandoned panic in ashtrays
Leviticus crack jonesing
in the other room
having just surrendered
to a $50 abomination

then
the air brakes
of the #9 & a
fat Detroit diesel idling
as the graveyard
rivers on by

 

 

 

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