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Monday, November 8, 2010

Elkhart



What a name Elk Heart,
where prairie flats and cold basins of Lake Michigan meet
breath upon breath.

Some time ago an axle broke,
and gave up the trek
along a hollowed rut of wagons trafficking west.

What is America
but a clod of mud?

Wheels break people stay on
to talk of mud

wheels break people stay on
to tattle on, to stay on
a piece of earth,
muddy
to this day they are there.

Fixing other people’s wheels.

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