Past Pitch Kettle Rd, a sign to Smokey Ordinary, the Davis Travel Center sells pickled quail eggs.
The brown banks of 1-85 grow skinny pines and scrub oaks. Poorhouse Rd, Cutbank Church Rd pass overhead. Spring green breaks the sheltering trees. Speed limit enforced by aircraft.
At the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center there's an oak in bloom on the manicured median strip, an Office Max, a Marshalls and a Dollar Tree.
Across from a bus shelter near historical Wilmington,Tobacco Outlet, EZ LOAN$, there's a ladder to the Super Fresh Food Market sign that rises three stories high above the power lines and fume hoods of the neighboring Super Suds.
Crossing the Verrazano behind the A&A luxury coach, I left a pound of coffee in the freezer at the Residence Inn and a pack of eight hotdogs in the fridge. A silk worm was hanging from the brass spar of the luggage cart.