Palo Pinto Or Electrons In The Heart

Brazos River

I think it’s time
we go back to the Brazos

in Palo Pinto country

Where the Rhodesian
barked at the ghosts of cattle
in midnight

filled his eyes with silver
in communion with the past
and its different form of physics

Lead us to the river
to breathe like
the Comanches and Kiowas
for forgiveness

Lead us away from the city
where they reconfigure
the earth for subsistence

Cough and let go
Death is a reappropriation of
electrons in the heart

Lead us to the orange dirt
dust tangled oaks
down to the soft and heavy water

Wash my human pain in sunlight
and humbleness

Make the stupid things be gone

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