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Column: The parking lot of the dead
Tom Poland
Tom Poland
Even in death they cling to dignity. Left to rust, they bless the rare visitor with awe and mystery. Just how did old trucks and cars end up in a cemetery of sorts, “the graveyard of the rusted automobiles,” as Steve Goodman put it in The City of New Orleans? “The parking lot of the dead” as James Dickey wrote in Cherrylog Road.