Sunday, October 13, 2013

Mojave dessert


Sunday morning breakfast

window rattling wind
clang banging doors
clattering tin roof in rain
sand-drifting crevasses
all dust my home
desert lilies’ white stain
a jittery fix for cows and deer
as for folks meth & beer
war stories on Sunday mornings
of fallen heroes
at the VFW breakfast boasting
of classified unmarked secret
warfare & all alive to tell it
to the stranger that I am
and in this desert storm
I hear the sand grain wail

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