Diary of a Young Artist
Avatar 8, p. 4
Mirror: Summer, 1961, North Carolina,
at the end of a long haul

Summer, 1961, North Carolina

Hard travelling, dust storms, hot deserts, sand storms,
tornadoes, rain, sleet, hot feet,
tired eyes, tired miles, hot tires, hard mountains,
flat tires, heavy loads, hot motors, the Joads,
empty bellies, cussin and swearin, cops, hard flops, non stops,
crying and wailing and driving and sailing,
flying, dragging, asshole shagging,
made it dead broke on an empty stomach
pregnant wife
and two hungry little kids