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Hitch hiker

Asleep under the bus
Colorado stones and highway near the pines
By the Continental Divide
The Rockies dropping down to California
Night and summer

Four dead in Ohio and here
In the cold midnight on the road
All’s right in the world.

 

[Walking Poems aren't always grounded in the present, or at least not in an immediately obvious way. This is a moment from 1970, en route from Rhode Island to the San Francisco Bay area]