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Got on the Road Again 2010

Janet Kuypers
(poetry converted to prose)

    I had slept in my car waiting to see you. after scrubbing my clothes with a small bar of soap in a sink in some no-name hotel, I drove across the country: my clothes held down by closed windows at the seams, as American roads dried my clothes... and it made me ready for you.
    you greeted me with cosmopolitans and casinos that harmonized their winning and losing chimes. and it was harmonizing when I won with you.
    but I had to pack up again — this is what I do, you know... so I gathered my clothes, saved them for the suitcase, and got on the road again.

Chicago poet Janet Kuypers
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