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POETRY

CORNER

interstate

that green stuff among the winter trees

and those stumps on the side of the road

somehow a hint of rain this dry thousand miles

and what looks like yellow yucca

auburn hay-bales beside the Big Sandy River

where a white tractor trailer rig masks the landscape

descrying Poison descrying Flammable

erasing all the birdhouses and flagpoles

further comes a billboard depicting another truck

and then some newfangled outhouse mid-field

where soon gods-willing soybeans will encircle

and over its roof a fertilizer plane will soar

stirring up Styrofoam and topsoil

letting loose its veil of manufactured prejudice

that seeps through runnels -- a thicket of lost rays

and alights like fog filling a hollow

worming deep through the bedlam and whatever

to yield each seedling a new palatable womb

By Del Ray Cross

The Poetry Corner is a new weekly feature which engages the MIT community in the art of poetry. Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to submit their work to <poetry@the-tech.mit.edu>.