Trinket Trucker by h. l. nelson

The trucker drives long hauls, overnighters that pull him away from his family. His toddler knows him as a hug and hair tousle, then a sleeping mountain, and mist after two mornings. The trucker delivers plastic trinkets to dollar stores. Chip clips, slinkies, soap holders. He sleeps in a compartment behind his seat. His blanket,…