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Beat the tin roof drum


shake down writhing cascades, dance


rattlesnakes of rain.




Sky open flower


at dawn rose flare above blue


mountain maintains earth.




Creosote, urine


of coyote, musk scent of


javalina rain.




Good luck gecko likes


for catching bugs at night


the house alarm pad light.




Sunday at church heat


funeral fans flutter like


ruffling captive doves.




Monsoon moon-edged clouds:


the crickets sing beneath arched


shadows of portals.




Lavender light lies


lazy, pillowed along the


mountain slopes of dawn.



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High born from thunder,

first red rain drifts
                
                  desert 
               
                      down,

veiling sun gone gold.





Coyote crys; now two,

three and more answer from hills

lit by new moonlight.




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Jazz rock country moon,

hot flat out asphalt twirls

the feather boa night.


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