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Sunday, April 29, 2012
New Poem: Nomad, for Magpie Tales and Beyond...
To join Tess Kincaid's Magpie Tales meme click here....
My first instinct, when I see that you
are once more immersed in reading
Lonesome Dove for the tenth time,
is to call you to me.
Live, don’t read, I say;
don’t run away from me into that
long and winding story.
Then I remember the years
alone in my bell jar bedroom,
where the hard-bound frontier
sagas were thick oak doors,
their pages a sheaf of jailer's keys;
that I could bandage my wounds, slip out
to the patio,
throw my great-grandfather's Calvary saddle
over the adobe wall and race then
toward the pinon smoke scenting
the indigo distance—
Apache campfire, braves drumming home
a prodigal rider.
copyright Jenne' R. Andrews 2012