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  • On the road again
    Just can't wait to get on the road again
    The life I love is making music with my friends
    And I can't wait to get on the road again

    On the road again
    Goin' places that I've never been
    Seein' things that I may never see again
    And I can't wait to get on the road again

    Willie Nelson

    1. even a holiday inn can be ok
    if you have a home inside yourself
    not the aluminum juice and soda machine
    newspaper racks chronicle examiner
    wall street journal new york times
    towels worn thin plastic glasses
    sanitized in saran wrap
    plastic covered take out menus
    front desk mandatory smile
    foam rubber pillows ghosts
    of a thousand strangers
    spanish synthetic furniture made of wood
    that never held singing birds in its branches
    furniture that will not chip scratch stain fade
    might not even melt in the apocalypse
    as in non-biodegradable this is salinas
    but it could be phoenix abilene or mars
    all I need is twenty good books hot bath
    mozart eagles fleetwood mac crosby stills
    nash and young bob dylan james taylor
    traveling willburys, and you, willie
    on this here cassette player a pen piece of paper
    and anywhere I hang my hat is home

    2. outside around the swimming pool
    there’s a lot of plastic grass and it’s coming apart
    in the room next door a man and a woman
    are making lazy love with long moans
    and occasional laughter i hope they know
    each other’s names I hope they have a home
    somewhere i hope they have kids and a german
    shepard named bear I hope they will talk to each other
    before they fall asleep about things
    that don’t matter very much at all

    (From "Five for Willy Nelson," a poem cycle)

    (Photo by Alex in the 3-D virtual world of Second Life)
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