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When the roads took to themselves
my breath arrived from Appalachia
to Sonora before North American
westerlies and wanderlust cradle-
carried my exhalations eastward.
The southern Baptist rural sprawl,
contagious to Canadian and Pacific
railways, had approached from crosses
confiscated several centuries earlier.
Fiberglass steeples routinely fed
a broadcast of fiber optimal sermons
depart from me;
the distinction between an arrival
and an approach is who leaves who.