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Curtis Dunlap, US and Richard Straw, US
 

 

 

 

Rengay

 

Sundown Lights

 

intermittent shade
in the windmill blades
desert sun

faded billboard cowboy
a hitchhiker's new friend

wind-blown sombrero—
the drifter pockets
his tattered beret

waving toward a bus
la madre y el bebé
and honey mesquite*


squeaking wheels silenced
by an air brake hush

lush saguaro
and a nectar-feeding bat
taillights disappear


Composed September 2007

 

*The Spanish phrase means "the mother and the baby."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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