Mid-West Solstice


Interstate 80, two hours out of Chicago,
Crops reduced to December dust,
And empty silos gleam in the dwindling daylight 
Of the shortest day of the year.

The horizon gleams crimson and gold
As the sun hurries away,
Headlights now illuminate the road –
We will sleep in Springfield, tonight.


Author: Virginia Wagner Galfo

These are scary times. Prepare yourself to take a stand for what is right. God damn it, just be kind!

4 thoughts on “Mid-West Solstice”

    1. Happy holidays, Steve! I grew up in north Jersey, and remember riding my bike on the unpaved roadbed of Route 80 (as we still refer to it). And, I was actually in a country rock band called 80 West back in the day. I suppose that and the NJ Turnpike will forever run through my veins.


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