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Bird on a Wire

from Presa Press

Here are some poems drawn from observations around Phoenix and some from taking stock of the news that comes at us daily.

Red light flashing in the sky: the neighbors

want to know.

                   It’s six o’clock

and dark. The blades

spin, the motor roars, a beam

descends from high

to scan the streets.

                        Who is it looking for?

(from A Friday Morning)

Here too, more on the Southwest:

Some days

all that moves

is the coyote, loose

as gravel, and alert

to every sound as he melts

back into the foothills.

(from Nodoy's Land)

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