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lawrence welsh | el paso poem

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EL PASO POEM

how it gained
in reason
to lose all
behind willows

how the willows
burned by the rio
for no one
to hide in

the border patrol
set it
w/ blue flames
pistols
and astringent air

they claimed
a match
would set
the area free

from Begging For Vultures – New And Selected Poems, 1994 – 2009 which is available: September 15, 2011. University of New Mexico Press. unmpress.com | Phone: 800-249-7737

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