We go through a dark period of trees
known only through light escaping through their branches
substation, junkyard, distribution center;
a little city, its hospitals and parking lots
we pass by too quickly for it to be a place.
Warehouses; trailers, and equipment
all tucked in for the long night.
New apartments so stark they look like barracks,
pavement urbanism so bleak war is recalled.
We're still in New Jersey.