Ohio Ache

Ohio is an Iroquois tribe word–it means “Big River.” It’s actually bounded by many rivers and a century ago was a major port in the trades and commerce that traveled by water. It was also a favorite waterway for bootleggers delivering whiskey via the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Back then, Ohio had a piece of everything. The dark machines of Ohio propelled themselves ever-forward, devouring towers of steel, of glass, of paper, of rubber, and of flesh.

She was Ohio, and she stood up on her sticky black-iron legs under a bolt of the oldest lightning of a century, wet from being born every day, only to die at five o’clock, watching the fences swing open.

 

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Published in: on October 4, 2012 at 11:21 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Your art really does tell a story .

  2. Your work is awesome!


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