January 27, 2008

The Regions of Out

traces of the town unsettled
like populations of who

terrace’s mill shipped out
on flatbeds of gas and oil
and the mall fills with associations

is a name sustainable? are bar conversations
a poetics of the north?
is the way out commercial
drive and shop?

a fistfight on the shore
over access, modes of use
but none of them really work

purdy & newlove
the paths and waterways
knowing the overgrowth of living language

i travel the regions listening
for the old ways, a funky answer
to an 1890’s question

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