Instruction for Wanderers

by David Lawton

Instruction for Wanderers
for WG & BT

Hit the road, and hit it hard
Spread your feet across cracked asphalt
Trudge composted fields
Inhale that moist interstate hot top vapor
That the union brothers laid down for you
Feel the rush of air that follows swift departure
The anxious desperation offering no looking back
Find the hum in the thrum from rumble strips
Let your thought beat box to the pulse of Bott’s dots
Spray of gravel shakes your bones
Til you call out your grandmother’s name:
Something is starting in your brain
That is destined for the tip of your tongue.               Let it wander!