Beneath the Highway (2011)

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At the height of a wild blizzard, my friends Sam and Natasha and I made a fugitive trek through knee-deep snow and spray painted four stenciled phrases onto the wall of a highway underpass.  The words were:

Glasnost

Cavity

Palms in cup

Tree bark

The words were culled from a short and fragmentary verse of mine, but it was Natasha’s idea to throw them up beneath the bridge and give them legs thereby.

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The bridge was demolished soon after as part of a highway relocation project (pictured above.)  Now, a snaking ribbon of grass-covered earth marks the course of the erstwhile super-roads, and the metallic drone.of a half century is strangely quiet.

See: http://natashamaria.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-05-19T19:51:00-07:00&max-results=7

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