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Down South It's Like This

Her car whizzed past

his. He waved, she waved

back. Beside the road over

to the right the weathered billboard

read SEE ELVIS NEXT EXIT, with

dogwoods and redbuds in billowy bloom

beyond. Great folds of chiffon white.

Tubs of crushed-grape purple

clear to the horizon.

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