November 26, 2008

Juanita Miller

FALLON, NEVADA

someone
once lived
in that
old tin
shack
it was
hot inside
like it is
in Fallon

Nevada
was in me
rootless
and wind-swept

his hot
wet
my dry
inland sea
fossiled
with big bones
my heart
a sutra
gone beyond

i said
don’t keep
your distance
my hot
old roof
will
cover you

from Rattle #26, Winter 2006
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