All night Greyhounds are super movie parlors
breaking us out of total snooze
at frost bump/semi's brights/a neighbor's bladder trip
No double features here
but cartoons animated by buried feeling
dredged up from the dark of the trains
and travelogues of fled interiors.
Outside of Thunderbay my students
marched on the dean for more homework
and coming into the Soo I lost
another automobile, how careless I am--
auteur, auteur my mind practices
as the critic driver flushes us into the French cold
with overhead lamps that paralyze memory
in this "leave the editing to us" cinema
there are no coming attractions.