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David Wojahn


Past the Dark Arroyo

Like a tourist with some phrases in the language, the sky is not a proper sky, too blue for anyone. Nighttime will be cobalt with the salt of stars. And also particular, the sky above St. David, Arizona, 1949. Sundown, the horizon lucid for a moment, [...]


Because they were new here, and most of them afraid of deportation, the families didn't understand their obligation to have names and to know where they had lived on April 1 five years before. I used my Spanish badly, like a child making drawings wit [...]