Poetry

Roadside Memorials

Another kind of road sign, small but clear, these plywood crosses twined with plastic flowers —and every Monday more of them appear. Stop and listen closely: you can hear the screeching to a halt of days and hours. Another kind of road sign, small but clear. Tied to a wheel that can no longer steer, a tattered photo weathers sun and showers —and every Monday more of them appear. The best mate sometimes visits with a beer and sits and chats, observed by puzzled cows. Another kind of road sign, small but clear. The younger cousins bring a teddy bear;…

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