landing in Detroit
you’ll find most people
heading directly to the chaplain
as if their deity will keep them safe
throughout their business trip or …
well, there is no trip for pleasure there.
in preparation for the trip, I brought all the necessities:
the one thing I forgot was a drink to sip on.
one rest stop after another
and one more rest stop
before I really need to stop
(the nods are kicking in)
the driver (a colleague)
finds me useless
can’t blame her;
these pills will cause severe dehydration
along with other unappealing side-effects!
but I won’t lie … I was feeling good.
Flint was the destination
but so was Bad Axe
but a detour devoured
if you’ve never been to this place (I hesitate to call it anything else except a home for carnies)
I highly recommend you never go,
unless you love to watch people
that reminded me of overweight dried prunes.
I still am not sure I hallucinated
the entire visit.
and fried chicken.