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June 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

SUNFLOWER ROADSUNFLOWER ROADa girls and her dogs ride along a road lined with sunflowers A short walk in June


Someone has poisoned

the buffalo grass 

by their house. 

I walk briskly to where it begins 

again leaning rosy and lavender 

stems of green and purple

into the east

away from the wind

bugling its summer arrival

pounding its chest 

of fence and sagebrush


In an empty field

pale cream with cheatgrass

Once greened now headed

and tinged with lavender

white bindweed laces

and embroiders

the grasses with garlands

pink traced shells

of their trumpets

loud and glorious



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