Sunday, July 10, 2005

south dakota

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busted transmission
on hot deserted two-lane
just outside of faith
(10-05)





they're loud but love to
talk harleys - time they get here,
almost to sturgis
(4-10)





rank and sticky fourth,
amoco in kadoka -
sick on bathroom floor
(9-08)






clear, hot sun, sacred
black hills - just 'cause there's walmart
now, doesn't change that
(8-05)






pastor heads for huron -
save souls at state fair - carney's
as good as any
(5-13)




deadwood gambler's tale -
brought his whole life to sturgis,
lost it all 'n a bet
(11-14)



shade of moving van,
parched grass crackles at his touch -
"yonder's wounded knee"
(8-12)





"blew up this mountain
t'have something for license plates"...
warm wind, lincoln's gaze
(5-10)






steady wind from west
prairie grasses gone to seed
buffalo road sign
(8-05)





a town called igloo
was on this weed patch - but the
white man ran us out
(8-05)






eagle soars, pulls him

up into th'shorter days - river

pulls him back t'yankton
(10-14)





rushmore empties out,
rock holds slowly changing trees -
how sacred, this place!
(11-13)






vermillion exit,

sunrise glows on backpack frame -

hopes for turkey fade
(10-14)







aberdeen farmer,

back from the war that christmas,

never wanted to leave
(10-14)





search harding county
for coyotes, fly over'm, pop'm -
snow's our best ally
(1-12)





wall diner ashtray's
last stub smolders, bad coffee-
icy onramp looms
(1-07)





nature call, 'n' he stops -

th'needles, th'badlands, orion,

'n' millions of his friends
(11-14)



dandelion adrift -

sioux falls schoolgirl takes deep breath,

only wants t'get out
(11-14)


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