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In Plain Terms
by Nevada Kerr

Dogs run wild in the scorching heat
Dodge monster trucks, become sizzling meat
Long before Maintenance makes the scene
The crows have plucked their bodies clean

Right next door the motors roar
The hot rod racers gather
On Independence Day
The engine revvers play
Grown men starting fires
As the women scream and pray

They break down in a small town
At the hour coyotes wander
On the street by the creek
Where the houses have no numbers

Written by © Nevada Kerr
October 19, 2003.

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