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2012/12/19 in Uncategorized

Based on earth

I am anchored
in a concrete block
next to an electrical substation
with faded letters
spelling out the name of the municipality.

Above me is the moon,
detached from everything down here.
It seems happy to me,
but maybe it is my subjective understanding
of this great country,
full of promise:
hidden water, untouched minerals,
scenery that can change lives,
a country
without a single citizen.

I cannot move from here.
I watch an occasional car pass;
someone throws an empty
take-away food container
from the car’s passenger window.

The substation hums.

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