still crossing the desert

Delta, Utah, that's a HOT puddle of water (113-125 degrees F), with orange mold and crystalized salt, from the private collection, K. Clune.

Delta, Utah, that's a HOT puddle of water (113-125 degrees F), with orange mold and crystalized salt, from the private collection, K. Clune.

Utah.

That knife’s still in my drawer.

The one we bought in that town three hours east of Reno.

We drove all night.

Tomorrow would be the desert moon,

the million mosquitoes,

the ghosts,

the hot springs.

We took a walk there,

the next day, while

the chicken cooked over

the hot coals, under

the hot sun.

We took pictures of a foreign land —

craters and nuclear orange mold,

crusted layers of crystallized salt.

The water steamed,

touching it would mean burning.

Touching it was tempting.

Delta, Utah, hot springs, private collection, K. Clune.

Delta, Utah, hot springs with steam coming off the water, private collection, K. Clune.

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  1. #1 by Daniel Knight on January 18, 2010 - 8:12 am

    I love your face. Love it.

  2. #2 by La La on January 18, 2010 - 2:36 pm

    golly gee thx…i might sya the same for you, but you’re wearing a mask. 🙂

  3. #3 by Daniel Knight on January 19, 2010 - 5:25 am

    I have stalkers. Plus I don’t like my face. It’s become bleah.

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