Thursday, May 7, 2009


"Winston" & "Salem" nicotine-stained smokestacks
leaking menthol out factory doors
down town streets.

Old Salem's sugar cakes
dripping milk and honey
into her giant Coffee Pot.

Soft, distant Blue Ridges
touching my lips.

Pilot Mountain weaning me.

for Totally Optional Prompts: going home again for the first time