Chilliko Road
(Cardinal County Series)

Some of the time, the setting of a story becomes the main character:

Roads made of asphalt
fade to a white-washed grey hue
bleached by salt and sun

A means to connect
or otherwise separate
two dots on a map

Dividing pastures
and side-stepping aged abodes
leading to somewhere

Weeds emerge through cracks
of winding roads less-travelled
leading to nowhere

Large and small collide
accepting of many deaths
on Chilliko Road