it’s time

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It’s Time To Train Yourself

it’s time to train yourself
to sleep alone again
and it’s so fucking hard

–Richard Brautigan

Burlington, Iowa Frozen January Riverfront

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The Burlington Rail Bridge (pictured below) is a vertical-lift railroad bridge that crosses the Mississippi River between Burlington, Iowa and Gulf Port, Illinois.

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The Great River Bridge crosses the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa on US Route 34 across from Gulf Port, Illinois

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view from the Riverfront back at the town of Burlington..

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i hereby resolve to get lost with much purpose #thisispoetry

finishing up the new year’s day meandering.. first three shots are back down the road from the cemetery from the previous post. then there’s my shoes wherever they are.. the final four pics along a country road somewhere in McDonough County, Illinois. Nothing like getting some miles down, first thing in the year

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20150101_144119ok, so actually i was in the middle of spray-painting #thisispoetry on the railing when the only other person to go down this road today, went down this road.. go figure.

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i heart cemeteries

This is off Illinois Route 96, also called the GREAT RIVER ROAD, following along the Mississippi River. Tull Cemetery is between Pontoosuc and Niota, Illinois. I followed one of those highway signs denoting a historic cemetery, kept seeing a lot of those, wondering what makes any cemetery “historic” or not and it was a good, chill day so I thought I would meander around to check it out.

down the country road a bit where I found the tossed xmas decorations then branching off to another less of a road, seeming more a driveway- that did lead straight to a house, barn and other buildings..branching off again right before it to an even lesser road by now just a set of tire tracks and through an open gate to this opening in the surrounding woods..

I still don’t know the answer to the historic question but it is a well-kept, peaceful place, properly feeling rooted in another time.

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