It was the first day of summer

several clouds drifted overhead 


There was a white truck on the side of the road                                                                                                                  halfway stuck in a ditch

after a few weeks the highway patrol put a yellow sticker on it 

the sticker meant:   f you don't tow it - we will                                                                                                                      but they didn't 

for several months it just sat there    

windows shattered, seats torn up                                                                                                                                          tires and radio long since stolen 
a skeleton of a dead animal fur dried out and then gone

something that used to move around,  not anymore


It was labor day, 

there was not a cloud in the sky