Busy with development the purple
veins in their feet give good blood,
according to the nurses at the donation
center. They don’t pay that well but
it beats having to listen to an idiot.

Driving three hours each way just
to buy a half, and the radio always
goes silent for the last thirty miles.

One time they tried punching it,
but that only broke the screen
projecting digital time.

The roadside was never anything
worth pulling over for, consisting
mostly of one long ditch that stretched
the length of the journey.

It gave travelers the feeling that
if they fell asleep they would
drift off the edge of reality,
but that’s really just a matter
of perspective.

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