Tonopah's the only place contour lines appear to rise between there and Goldfield the first Joshua trees beer at the Mozart Club from then on it's all downhill between Mercury and Indian Springs the light begins to change you wonder what you'll do when you reach the edge of the map out there on the horizon all that neon beckoning you in from the dark
From Driving to Vegas: New and Selected Poems 1969-1987 by Kirk Robertson. Copyright © 1989 by Kirk Robertson. Reprinted by permission of the author. All rights reserved.