A million souls wandered out at midnight
into the Great American Nature Theatre,
a scooped-out place beneath Arizona stars.
Many held hands, all looked alike:
they had eaten their suppers of roadside meat,
the daily drug was bubbling in their ears [...]
When I heard the screaming, I ran back through the woods—
about two hundred yards, I guess—to the clearing.
I was tired—please understand—and somewhat confused,
having no idea what so suddenly could have gone wrong
with my father, whom I'd le [...]