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June 2006, vol 2 no 2

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Jason Sanford Brown

Desert Sky

It is not so vast as it is undefined, so painfully clear that one might see all the way to god. But this is only true at night. The daytime desert sky is an illusion of freedom. In truth it weighs down on you, impressing itself into everything, exacting its toll.

where the gila monster
dreams of rebirth . . .
no water