Road rues

“Come out west,” they said. That’s where the action is. “We’ve got plenty of jobs out here,” they promised.

Well, I ain’t seen shit.

I can’t believe I left the city for this.

I am feeling deserted.

I am Cone Alone.

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People see the tattoo and they assume.

They think they know me.

I lost my job eight months ago.

I was working on a street in Reston, Virginia. I was earning a steady check.

Then the construction was finished.

“No construction here,” they say to me.

I am out of luck.

I am more than you think.

I am Cone Alone.

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