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This town has the best Taco Bell in the world
Because there are no viable career paths for a 36-year-old woman
outside of the only restaurant, the Taco Bell. This town
has a hospital where all the doctors graduated in Michigan, or New York,
and all the nurses came from money and got the degree because, well, why not?
This town used to have a ceramics factory, the best in the world, but that
burnt down fifty years ago, and the clay-rich bones
sit in an empty lot collecting rain, a ruddy X marking the very spot
where the hopes of a generation were burned
This town is rich in blackberries, catalpa trees
and wild onions;
this town is poor in everything else.

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