Henan Highway Stretch

               ultraviolet brides in maroon skin
 line night   highways
                      trucks bend bars to pass
                      cross bridges that can't bear
                     watermelon & pig weight

  & only one survivor dies
when it finally breaks
         one death to bear the weight
         of so much meat
                        & so much dripping down our chins

one nameless diesel-stained
man-- or barring his survival
one lower-end official
                       (hospital officials cannot yet confirm
                       (and must not be a woman
                                              or at least a mom

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