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"The Crack in the Road" by Cristian Tamayo

Has any person pondered over our 

own driveway’s cracking asphalt surface? See 

earth’s round expanse once a signifier,

nature’s power, now reduced by we

who poisoned it. Then hold expectations

of resources long gone. All it did for us

was give life to all and a firm foundation,

despite our unwillingness to adjust.

With time all things once seemingly perfect

will break beneath the fading, hazy sun.

We, who saw the crack and yet would neglect

without thought that the earth could come undone.

The son will look up to ask his father

what occurred and there will be no answer.

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