RAINE REFLECTIONS

© Christopher Raine

www.RaineReflections.com

Hwy QE


 


Oil stains, skid marks, and lost shoes


these are the landmarks of the prairies


a sign for Amish furniture


and the smell of cow piss


one hundred and ten kilometres an hour


and the scenery never changes


time and distance endless


insects pound the windshield


like fat drops of rain


a cereal grain desert


with mustard coloured patches


of canola and roadside turnouts


long-deserted gas stations


and decaying timber posts


crooked like hobo teeth


poking up through wild grass


and slutty culverts


but the road hums


and the skies are blue and wide