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I wrote a haiku
The best I’ve ever written
The dog chewed it up
There is a place in the Utah desert where Interstate 70 begins. Having grown up in a town that straddles the I-70 conduit through middle america, I feel a special sentimentality to this road because I know it will always lead me home.
The rolling high desert horizon painted with fragrant sage bush once inspired me to quickly scribble ‘I-70 Haiku’ into the margins of my road atlas. It came to me like a flash of lightning. To date, it is my favorite haiku.
My puppy destroyed the road atlas before I could transcribe the piece.