Amy Katherine Cannon

CA-Death Valley 157 by Garrett Cotham

go to the interior desert

                                                                      and you will be at peace

live like scrub oak       self-contained and spare

           for each cup of wine       spend a day without water

die like creosote       from the heart       in a widening ring

           like the dead       ignore both scorn and praise

sit in your cell       it will teach you everything

            welcome summer drought       frequent fire

 be purified by flame       chose poor soil       barren outcroppings

            there is no need for lushness here       or much rain

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