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You didn't intend to come here. It's cold in winter, even in the settled parts of the state left over after the last World War - the cities abandoned in the wake of the Panic coming back alive with coffee shops, Somalian restaurants, bookstores. The cherry on the spoon rising over Loring - even the skyline mostly unchanged but for broken-toothed skyscrapers.

This is godforsaken. You didn't intend to come here. Asphalt production being what it is, it's a hard road even to Duluth, through ghost towns spilling out along rails just shy of abandoned. But one thing remains, and that's the American road trip.

Vanagons will live until the end of the world, and have, and slime diesel's easy enough to come by. Reactors by now common even along the hole-pocked length of 80, you busked, borrowed, and rarely stole your way as far as the Midwest.

They say you don't want to go further East. Vermont's alright -…

hunched over the sink vomiting blue
toothpaste bubbles, gagging. i need new toothpaste, mom.
this stuff makes me sick. it tastes awful.

she shrieks. absentmindedly i touch a toy telephone
and memories rush at my eyes, all the things
she ever bought me. she is screaming. when's it gonna
be enough, huh? It's always wantwantwant with you!
where does it ever go? what did you do with any of it?
it was all a waste!

some indescribable feeling. a hand reaches…

Am I the only one who, when walking around town, has noticed all these young folks telling each other "Happy Valentine's Day"? Even older folks, I presume being business owners trying to mollify the politically correct crowd, are expressing themselves so.

Well back in my day, before all these librul SJW types began their War on "Merry Saint", that's exactly how it went. Everybody used to greet each other, "Merry Saint Valentine's Day," and then perhaps paused…

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