Freedom to Drive


By Don Kingfisher Campbell

two tons of steel and glass and plastic and rubber
on tar and asphalt and concrete road to reach
an aluminum windowed and wood tabled
restaurant to gorge on cow and pig and chicken
and fish to fill belly and get in car again to arrive
at mall steel and glass and stucco buildings of
opportunity where inside you can try on and
plastic card or paper bill purchase yards of cotton
and polyester and rayon and spandex then plant
jeans on leather and vinyl once more to park
wheels and chrome near a convenience store
of formica and chrome counters to buy a bunch
of plastic and paper packages bags and bottles
easily tossed in either receptacle or ground and
subsequently re-enter a stucco and glass and steel
reinforced building wherein clothes and food
and electronics are stored in wood and on finished
floor made to outlast bone and flesh occupants

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