Driving To Raton Pass

The highway north
out of Santa Fe
fishhooks south
before going north
past Las Vegas
into that lonely stretch
of the least traveled
section of interstate
in America

and I think
God bless
those truckers
for keeping
the asphalt
on this section
of earth
otherwise the sun
would float
all those dust particles
skyward
and only
those wagon ruts
from the Santa Fe Trail
would be left.

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