Lady Bicycle Vagabond: Three Days from Atlanta

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

I saw, today, a great big mound of earth, three tiers high, each with the faintest brushing of pesticide-green grass. Mockery of Mayan tiered temples. Pickup truck on top & a little man against the brilliant clouding sky: still little bulldozer.

Then all the little men in all the little orange hats kneeling against the steel poles: the construction of the new bridge parallel to the old.

On the right side of the road, my stiff red dirt: on my left, the buzz of the cotton, heavy-headed, through the glaze of trees.

Photo by Leah Gallant/The Daily Gazette. 

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