Driving down the highway to the future

I reach a dead end

Riding on the western freeway I arrive

At post industrial decay

End of the economic line

For these incorporated times

No more land of opportunity

No more pieces left

Of the American Dream pie

In the sky

Blueberries and cream

Seductive illusions to confuse and fool

Hard lessons life has to teach

Improvised survival

Aspirational life styles high and dry out of reach

Requiem for the lost age

Of the golden peach