It is 11 pm, in America

Yes, I love some of the work by Soul Coughing, and yes that is a reference to Screen Writers Blues. Traveling Blogger’s Blues.

It is 11 pm and I am listening to Minnesota.

It is 11 pm and I am listening to Minnesota.

It is 11 pm and I have been woken from a light sleep by the sound of heavy equipment. It is 11 pm and the snow has fallen and must be removed. It is 11 pm and somewhere there are good people of Minnesota getting the rest of the damned because they need to arise in the morning and go to work. They need to get up in the pre-dawn gloaming and make their way out into a world shaped by cold and wind  and frozen water.

It is 11 pm and I am listening in Minnesota.

I am listening to the backing beeper, and the scraping bucket.. I am listening to the rumble of the hardware. I am listening to everyone in this hotel pretend they are not awakened in the middle of the night. And I am wondering if he is going to do the street, too. Because in a few more sleepless hours I too have to go find the roads which were not to be seen when I got here.

I am listening.

I am listening.

to Minnesota.