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Rapid City No Where


Last summer

We drove across the country

Just the wife and me



10,000 miles

31 states

Three months on the road



I now know why people donít live

In South Dakota



Hot, dry dusty

Windy as hell



Black Hills are nice

But after seeing Mt. Rushmore

There is not much left to do



Rapid City did not impress me

Nor did Sioux Falls



And wall drugs

Well the free water was nice



But it is a nothing town

In a nothing state

On the edge of the badlands



And the Sioux reservation



There is a reason the Indians live there

No one else wanted the land

And they are warehoused there



So I drove through Rapid City

And thought that it is the heart of Trump Land

The land of the forgotten

The left behind



Just another nothing burger of a State

In the middle of nowhere

Truly flyover country




John (Jake) Cosmos Aller