Monday, April 30, 2012

Shapes of the Stricken

A Ciara Shuttleworth photograph



Shapes of the Stricken


My debut as a gnarled, twisted
dead sagebrush is down the line.
Federal authorities won't bother
to look into my dedication to earth.
Cattle trucks will roll past,
horsemen rich from in-kind donations
will spit Red Man juice in my direction,
and my appearance on a postcard
will coincide with friends making
the most of it with anthology appearances.

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