Interstate 80 West


. . .  passed Winnemucca

winter white, fog

green sign facing West

the distance to Battle Mountain.

Perched on supports,

one to a side,

Crows looking out

at the oncoming,

desert cut off by ice

only the highway


and Crows are fat, sleek.


first published in Living With a Stranger: self portrait, 1993.



About johnsmithiiimxiii

John Smith, IIMXIII is the avatar of an award winning poet, artist, etc. who still lives in the Palouse country of the Pacific NW. He has not received much notice with his prose . . . but as his avatar, I hope that he keeps plugging along.

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