Tyler S. Collins has lived in Southeastern Kentucky his entire life.  He attends the University of the Cumberlands and will graduate in May 2012 with a degree in English (emphasis in creative writing).  He’s currently seeking MFA programs.


Cruise Control


               The road side crosses will eventually line the entire stretch of the interstate, forming
a countrywide picket fence.

               Dirges will spill from the sound systems of passing vehicles, and drivers will hang
their heads low while keeping their eyes on the road.

               The monuments will be adorned with cigarette-butt bouquets, and we'll count
our blessings with each mile marker we pass.



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