Driving Hours (Stu Hatton)

Posted on December 3, 2010 by in Heightened Talk

reading dust

signatures

 

communication

of the road

 

we blur

trees

 

’92 mixtape,

landscape

mix

until we tire

of music

 

too-loud talkback vowels

when the tape

ejects

 

engine drone

hazes stale exchange

 

*

 

we stop

to wake

 

truckstop

litter

overflow

 

reminded by

the occasional

bird

 

*

 

driving out

of night

 

everything

vibrates,

the stars

 

even through

the petrol stop

 

no stills

 

*

 

motel mattress

tremors

 

remember

how to sleep?

 

air-con

insomnia

 

highway

still straining

south

 

flashing down

to the border

 

 

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