near/far foreverness

6:40something a.m.
the moon is small
but still bright enough to cast a shadow
(as evidenced by my
first journey of the day
to the outhouse)

_______

horse-hobble is today’s word
in diné on morning radio
through fm crackle
_______
morning sun filling quart jars
(of missouri corn relish and sauerkraut)
on breakfast table
with desert light

_______
oh where oh where can my
baby be keith starts singing
the lord took her away from me
trish and i reply

_______

paused on desert dust/dirt
plucking cactus spine
from puppy paw
something about this
gesture
iconic
_______

all the space
this canyon is made of
expanse enough
to hold presence/stories/histories
of a new us
sweeping stretch of what was once sea
(and still resembles it = without water)
how it allows for sitting
and taking in light, texture, sound, sand, wind, sky, near/far foreverness

_______

winter sport trish names
the cologne-like smell
of the chemical cleaner
emanating from the dust-cleared house
so strongly that i can smell it
outside when one simply opens the door
to enter

_______

they were kindof in lines trish says
of the sheep, once they’ve returned to their pen
making them easy to count
________

left to our lunch/dinner preparations ourselves
trish prepares frybread quesadillas
(with onions and garlic that are not cooked softly enough
for those without upper teeth to eat)
we soak in the glory of
sauteed vegetable flavor

_______

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