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Badlands Loop

4 July 2014, South Dakota Badlands

Illustrating superposition
the Loop isn't a loop at all
it's pull-out punctuated pavement
with guardhouses at both ends

Ideals form at the base
expectations settle out on top
but rarely does one trade in
the currency of the other

Headlights expose our plan
as a two-dimensional cutout
like sedimentary chipboard
nailed to the prairie floor