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Colin Campbell Robinson

     

Alchemy


Who ever comes to the town of Alchemy
comes by change

I read books set in Western deserts
vegetation tumbles through

gunslingers are in plague proportions
lost near every corral
waving for a chance

she owns the only bar
and she's been married to archangels
Michael
Gabriel et al

she serves the drinks
rubs the soul-balm deep

listen
she sings a hymn to the last round

horses neigh as the stranger dismounts and unsheathes his knife

strangers are always trouble
she says
cocking her silver pistol
custom made in Chicago

 

 

 


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