Down in Tennessee (a poem)

I was eager to see Tennessee –

cigarettes were cheap, people moved slow +

we devoured fried chicken for breakfast –

never ventured into the country, stayed close

to anonymous highways + strip malls

that strip America of originality.

(Photo by Jeff Nissen on Unsplash)

The Parthenon at Dusk (a photo)

Here’s another picture from our trip to Nashville in 2019. This is a good shot I got of the Parthenon as the sunlight was fading. During one of our last days in the city, we spent some time in Centennial Park, though we didn’t get a chance to go inside the awesome building.

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Dolly and Johnny in Nashville (a photo)

Due to the pandemic and self-isolation, I’ve been thinking a lot about a couple of the trips Rachel and I have taken in the past year or so. Here’s a picture from our trip to Tennessee last October. It’s a mural of two patron saints of Nashville in a trendy café we stopped at.

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