Driving Hours (Stu Hatton)

3 Dec

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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