Fort Lauderdale, Florida. December 2011.

Twenty straight days on the road between Thanksgiving and Christmas
Nothing feels right
you're working at beach resorts by the time most people
are flying home to their families
and there's nothing festive about South Florida
a cabbie tries to rip you off
you end up in a shouting match with him on an airport curb
a family with small children looks on in amazement
you watch another sunset through the airplane window
as the plexi slowly gathers a quiet patina of ice.

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