Poke 5, at 2247 Commercial, is closing for good tomorrow night.
They were here for about three years and I never tried them, to be honest. They blame the pandemic for the closure.
It is unfortunate they are closing now just while other veterans and new places are beginning to re-open on the Drive.
feeling hot and sweaty and
ridiculous in a suit
— its sole function to establish my
bona fides with the customs officer —
I emerge from an infinitely long
flight of fancy
into a different
remarking that intercontinental travel
evokes the neurotic
in even the most ordinary