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Santa Ana


Santa Ana

 

 

Breath febrile

but odorless, the wind

as it shoves you aside

feels like burlap.

 

Dust instead of ashes…

 

Must be a pilgrim

back from the south,

disillusioned by

a derelict shrine—

 

unhealed and

bitterly impenitent.

 

  

Don Thompson

 

Don Thompson has been writing about the San Joaquin Valley for over fifty years, including a dozen or so books and chapbooks, most recently, A San Joaquin Almanac (Main Street Rag).  The Art of Stone Axes, a collection of quatrains, some of which appeared  originally in Ariel Chart, will be released this summer from Broadstone Books. For more info and links to publishers, visit his website at www.don-e-thompson.com.

 


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