Interstate 95. South Carolina. October 2010.
Ballantyne Hotel. Charlotte, North Carolina. October 2010.
The highway offers a freedom unlike others -
windows down, stereo up, rest-stop beef jerky
rebellious cigarettes in the brand new rental car
you fly through the southern wilds, the forests of exotic billboards
discount explosives, alligators in glass tanks, peaches and pies
it's never enough
this hotel is an island and you walk its corridors silently
you order food and stare out the window at a deserted golf course
you wait for someone to call no one does
somehow even the bathroom seems perfectly symmetrical
tomorrow you'll be gone