North of Redding
Station 22


smile        some more          till someone stops
too much backtracking   going over the same 
ground            must           complete the circle

--Hey!  I can give ya a ride south
 of town   hop in the back   This is my boy  Jerry
YouÍll wait       forever      this side of town

baby bottles    diapers    crackers  dumped 
         on back seat      crumble under 
the weight of backpacks and tired bodies

Thanks, we just came from Burney  itÍs been 
       snowing hard up there          IÍm Ramon       
 roadÍs  black with ice          dangerous  time

eyes closed against the glare         resting while 
there is time      not listening   shut out talk
too soon         we must get out again to wait    wait

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