Monday, May 02, 2005

earth note 15

flagstaff arizona

pieces of an empty reservoir
anasazi earth orange clay
black lines and characters
when you were whole
a thousand years hidden among the washes
what did you call this mountain now called humphrey
where did your family live
vessel where have you wandered
where are your pure waters now

--- e b bortz

(published in ordinary shoes, #2, 1997)

(published in earth notes and other poems, Least Bittern Books, 2015)

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