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American Life in Poetry: Taos

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The paintings of Georgia O'Keefe taught us a lot about bones in the desert, but there's more to learn, and more to think our way into. Here's a fine poem by Jillena Rose, who lives in Michigan.

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Taos

Bones are easier to find than flowers

in the desert, so I paint these:

Fine white skulls of cows and horses.

When I lie flat under the stars

in the back of the car, coyotes howling

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