Rome: Next Exit

Rome was not built in a day;

it was built in a second.


A builder started building,

a painter started painting,

a fisher started fishing:


Rome–Next exit, 4 hours into

I-90 E

and suddenly, there was


Driven by in a second at


left behind in a second. Not

considered, not for more than a second until it’s in the

rearview. Haunted by

Rome after a second, Stuck on the last exit;

and the next.