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October 18, 2017

i call my toyota truck taco, short for tacoma, a xʷəlšucid word that means "mother of waters," variously spelled tacoma
or tahoma, the latter tending generally to refer to the mountain, misnamed after an invader, the tallest thing in sight,
   its glaciers truly make it the source of much local lifeblood.
   i'm pretty sure it's reckless and greedy to indulge
the joy of automobility, but here we are,
sitting still and moving fast
through the landscape
of big ag monocrops
side by side with
family farms,
on our way
to rich-