Interstate traffic veers smoothly right as
some State road remnant,
a pale-laned highway swatch,
trails left through median weeds
competing with cracked asphalt,
pebbles, and ragged pea-gravel,
fades to little but
sparse struggling chicory and a vague
dry & pale spiked green horizon,
populated by Monarchs and locusts
flitting aimlessly toward oncoming diesel grilles,
or, to another divergence.
Dan Sieg was born and raised in Detroit, educated at Wayne State and Adelphi Universities and Hunter College, and worked over 25 years as a therapist in a mental health clinic in The Bronx.