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Wyoming Skies

(Heart and HAMMER)
Julianna Waters

 

Wyoming Skies


Little ghost what do you see
In the fragments of your memory
Trailer cities on cinder blocks
cracker boxes with flimsy locks

Eight years old with her pony tail
playing chicken on the wind as it twirls and sails
Playing horses, jump rope in her teeth
trailer kids are geniuses, pretending on the cheap

In the wide Wyoming skies
Phantoms of the past are
watching with their sad dark eyes, watching, watching

Little ghost tell me what you know
of that cold hard place built on dust and snow
Were those families living out of bounds
unwatched kids and unkept hounds

Eight years old in a single wide
bunk beds for the sisters with a pocket door that slides
Playing horses jump rope in her teeth
trailer kids are geniuses pretending on the  cheap

In the wide Wyoming skies
Phantoms of the past are
watching with their sad dark eyes watching watching

Eight years old with her pony tail
playing chicken on the wind as it twirls and sails
Playing horses jump rope in her teeth
trailer kids are geniuses  pretending on the  cheap

In the wide Wyoming skies
Phantoms of the past are watching with their sad dark eyes watching watching