From the collection Picture Making, published 2017. The three photos served as the inspiration for the poem. For more information, look here.


The shopping center.
A rectangle of
arrayed on a black asphalt tray.

The car repair shop.
A pink stucco cube
three sections cored out
stuffed with a car
in the cavity on the far left
The others left plain.

The landscape.
Shimmering in the late summer sun
baked solid with a greasy crust.


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