The approach to El Paso

 

I put down my Elmore Leonard book on the approach to El Paso

As there are many new things to see, new to me at least

There are sandstone hills, topped with scrub brush

So neatly arranged it appears to be combed hair, cornrows maybe

 

The back of the hill reveals a gaping wound

As if the skull of a 19th century white man taken apart by an Apache

Of course the wound is from the white man

And the 21st century war he calls progress

 

The alien green patch of a golf course

Looks as ludicrous as it does enticing

Over watched by a mountain ridge

That appears to be an exact replica of a dog’s jaw

 

Then we land & work begins

Or at least that’s what we called it

 

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