Interstate traffic veers smoothly right as

some State road remnant,

a pale-laned highway swatch,

trails left through median weeds

competing with cracked asphalt,

pebbles, and ragged  pea-gravel,

fades to little but

sparse struggling chicory and a vague

dry & pale spiked green horizon,

populated by Monarchs and locusts

flitting aimlessly toward oncoming diesel grilles,

or, to another divergence.

 

 

Dan Sieg was born and raised in Detroit, educated at Wayne State and Adelphi Universities and Hunter College, and worked over 25 years as a therapist in a mental health clinic in The Bronx.