As a GE factory kid on MA Bay
I fantasy-travelled by collecting
empty matchbooks discarded
by brakemen on the lay-by tracks
across the street, advertizing
hotels, restaurants, diners & bars
far away from coastal Lynn MA.
Now I’m writing from fabulous
Silicon Valley in fabulouser CA,
where I've recently retired; O,
where did my matchbooks go?
(17 APR 09, Santa Clara CA)v4