Sunday, April 4, 2010

PAD Day 4 - History


Arroyo Seco

What are we doing
 in these alien desert places
under brooding mountain faces,
fierce light
that drove pioneer women mad?
Drying from the edges
hands, faces, feet and hair,
our very hearts  grown
dry and withered
soft corpses in the sun.
Living with the daily losses
of our sisters,
landscapes that formed us,
daily rainfall on the
gardens that we knew.
What are we doing in this desert?
We have no history here.

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