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Contact: Wombat spotted in Fort Lupton, CO

Interstate  70,  mile  marker  73.  About  halfway  between  Effingham  and  Vandalia,  IL.  Westbound.

I  was  hoping  to  take  Wombat  photo  #24  a  bit  further  west  down  this  same  stretch  of  road,  but  three  months  have  passed  and  I?m  still  just  ricocheting  about  the  Midwest.  I  never  feel  quite  as  lucid  as  I  do  pushing  80  across  the  interstate  with  the  windows  down,  greasing  the  wheels  of  my  imagination,  the  vibration  of  the  road  sifting  free  the  dust  of  dead  thoughts  that  have  accumulated  between  my  neural  synapses,  and  the  wind  creating  a  vacuum  to  suck  them  out  the  window.  So  here  I  am  cutting  through  the  heartland  on  a  250+  mile  stretch  of  road  I  could  drive  in  my  sleep,  left  hand  on  the  steering  wheel,  right,  pen  in  hand  -  

Glance  Rearview.  
Glance  Front  Window.
Jot  down  thought.  
Glance  Speedometer.  


Glance  Rearview.  
Glance  Front  Window.  
Jot  down  thought.  
Glance  Cop.  
Glance  Speedometer.  
?  

(In  case  you  would  like  to  attempt  such  a  feat,  I  recommend  felt-tipped  or  uni-ball  pens.)  

Prairie  bleeds  into  farmland  bleeds  into  forest  bleeds  into  stagnant  swamp  foaming  neon  green  sludge  bleeds  into  the  rolling  hills  of  a  garbage  dump  bleeds  into  city  bleeds  into  urban  sprawl  bleeds  into  farmland  bleeds  into  prairie.  The  world  becomes  your  own  moving  diorama.  Or  one  of  those  *movies*  you  made  as  a  kid  with  a  roll  of  paper,  a  shoe-box  with  a  rectangular  viewing  hole  cut  out,  and  two  pencils  for  spindles.  

Wombat  photo  #24  is  scene  73.  
...now  enroute  to  Fort  Lupton,  CO.  

Release: Wombat set free in Chesterfield, MO

Wombat is now making its way to Chesterfield, Missouri.
 

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