Birds and fog this morning, birds and fog,
and the slow skelter of weekend traffic
pulling from their hotel rooms
like loosened teeth. We jumble on the road
together, connect by radio waves to slow
guitar. The days of the DJ are behind us. 
Even the newscasters perform ad runs now,
and it’s okay.

The traffic pools around Buc-ees.

I was supposed to be awed
by this wall of beef jerky.