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the Dobson Straight

the young women
hung their long legs
over the tailgate
of the pick-up truck

they were bare-footed
and when they waved
the wind snagged at
their cotton dresses
so that they flapped
like excited flags

but before I could wave back
the truck had turned the bend
and begun the long bumpy stretch
down the Dobson Straight

James Norcliffe  
   © 1997