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The Old and the NewShe was beautiful, just like the wildflowers covering the hills of a country side or a cloudless, Texas blue sky back home; just as he remembered her. In seven years he'd been away, Dodge City had retained the same old rustic charm and so had she. He had recently turned twenty-three at the time and very much still wild and untamed, settling into what he thought his place in life was. He was a cowboy through and through, and while he knew everything there was to a cattle drive, he had absolutely no experience with women and family.
It was midday by the time Jack Barton got into town, and, even with the protection of his hat, the sun was still hot on his head. The dust curled under the hooves of his horse, Poppy, and the landscape shimmered in the heat. Jack's stomach growled loudly, reminding him that his meager breakfast, hard biscuits and beans left over from the night before, had not been enough. It was definitely time to take a rest.
Jack chewed on the end of his cigarette and smile
MercyOh sweet God how the grassland
ignites in moonlight tonight
I must thank you for creating
her tangled fingers' slow pace
through the handsome rain Her
trochaic kinesthesia to rhythms
in Stravinsky's The Rite of
Spring Is this how you meant
for us to love you Yahweh
Tumbling clumsily down hills
of sheets into perpetually
immutable silence I could love
you like that I think I've been
practicing on this Savanna
for days and months Lost in
her crystal canvas Rolling crests
and troughs And when she touches
me Oh fair Lord I'm dragged into
your city past Gethsemane's
pulsing green and gold
Please hold us together
under this luminous stretch
Oh Father We are live
unclothed Our reflections awash
with the skin of your sun
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