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Florida Freeways

Posted in Ecology by helenofmarlowe on February 11, 2013


They stand, patient sentinels, dressed to pass muster

Never stepping out of line (unless forced by some disaster)

Miles and miles of unbroken lines unnaturally arranged in rows

Tall they stand, never leaning over to scratch an ankle or rest a foot

Surely bored by the unceasing sight of cars all day and all night,

All going in the same direction, year after year.

Proud they stand, but they’re never heard to say, We were here first.

In Florida storms, they lean into one another over I-95 and whisper

Perhaps repeating the tales of their ancestors, cut by the Spaniards to make bayonets.

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