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

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