Winter 1992 • Vol. XIV No. 1 Poetry |

The Dazzling Disparity in Size

Minnesota Public Radio, metro area traffic report A big country; I feel the functioning of the huge body, the lungs enlarging from Canada to Mexico, as now they contract and expel the myriad cars into the frantic afternoon rush-hour traffic; I change lanes, speed up, put on the brakes—one of them; in the rhythm of mutual dependence . . . One of them? Ridiculous! Easier for the camel through the needle's eye . . . I like many things here, but nothing so much as that I no longer envy them for anything—what worldly miracle could change me who's mainly missing from this place, who's from where everything-roils-near-the-body, tight-fitting-shirt-collars? I expect nothing from the colorful soap bubbles blown by mankind; I'm a traveler in a living country that at times I hate, at others love . . .

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