Academic journal article TriQuarterly

Road Noise IV

Academic journal article TriQuarterly

Road Noise IV

Article excerpt

Through your blood, men like you leave the noise to ring in the ears of men like me. And that's all you ever gave, that noise, taut wires snapping in my veins. All you ever gave to me is the need to kill the noise with more noise, to walk away and walk away, to heed the call of father highway, the call of highway father.

For you, the four walls were the four directions stretching endlessly, everything and nothing in-between. And I learned it right away. At three years old I hit the road, and when they realized I was gone, they caught up with me a mile and a half away, I told them I was going to find my Daddy, because I needed to find my Daddy. When they realized I was gone.

Still, I swore I was never going to be like you. But I was angry, I was hopeless. I couldn't touch, I couldn't feel anything or anyone. …

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