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Desert June 201571-060415

The view from my sister’s kitchen

reflects moonlight over the mountains,

setting as a city sleeps.

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An orange cat wails “me-out”

peeking through the front door

as I hint, “No.  In-u-window.”

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Beauty behind bars. Thirsty

fingers spreading shadows,

hunger for freedom and rain.

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A lone bird echoes light

into the stark early dawn

as I look around in awe.