Don’t sleep in the Bakken if you sleep lightly.  You’ll be incessantly awakened.

Don’t sleep in the Bakken unless you find the sound of an idling diesel engine comforting.

Don’t sleep in the Bakken if the vibration of a train on the rails disturbs you.

Don’t sleep in the Bakken if you need darkness in the absolute.  You won’t find it here.

Don’t sleep in the Bakken unless you’re reassured by the snoring of another man.  Don’t sleep in the Bakken if you need to feel completely safe and at ease.

Don’t sleep in the Bakken if you need to be warm.

Don’t sleep in the Bakken unless you equate the rotten egg stench of oil and gas with money.

Don’t sleep in the Bakken if you believe people work in the day and sleep in the night.

Don’t sleep in the Bakken if you need reassurance that only the clean have slept in your bed.  Don’t sleep in the Bakken unarmed or unlocked.

Or.  Just.  Don’t sleep in the Bakken.

Robin Behl, La Cuentista

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One Response to Don’t Sleep in the Bakken

  1. Kathleen Cunningham says:

    you are right the Bakken is a world with all its own reality.

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