INDIGENOUS

 

Sun pelts

serpentine brush strokes

in my desert garden

Persian poem

stylizing the dust dirt.

 

But I had read

indigenous authors slither

only small lines,

no bite.

 

This one

five feet long?

Is she

protective?

Is he

territorial?

 

Statue

woman

amid

sage

and

thistles.

 

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