My car refuses to enter Denver, Colorado.
In fact it refuses to go over Monument Pass.
I tried gunning it up and over
but the engine died and we rolled backward
against traffic on Interstate Twenty-Five
which is as scary as you imagine.
My car works fine south of Colorado Springs.
I doubt my car’s disfunction is perpetrated by the Air Force Academy
by the Garden of the Gods
or some healing water spirit in Manitou Springs.
I have tried entering Denver on US Two-Eighty-Five
and from the east and west on I-Seventy.
All attempts failed. I took a Greyhound from Albuquerque
and the bus broke down outside Fountain
under the gaze of Cheyenne Mountain
with both NORAD and the Zoo.
Other than this fact, my car is a good car
and gets me where I am going in a timely manner.
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