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Waukomis, Oklahoma

Patterns are linear in Waukomis, Oklahoma Paving stones grilled For frying eggs in August Cheeks like split hard wood Store fronts western square. Eyes are narrow From staring too long Across sun-scorched fields But wrinkles curve up from smiles Crossing hollows Surviving Like weeds splaying their tendrils Against blocks of stone A 30's farmer Clinging to a furrow

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