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Job describes a saguaro

Talking Tumamoc Trash

Three poems by Russell Long

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walkers emerge from their days


            — spadefoot toads after rain, ocotillo green—


the weight of human commitments

in their speech, in passing phrases


we come here alone

we come here together


            — roadrunner, mule deer —


we walk up and down the hill



many reasons


this is the real world



— Eric Magrane

(written while walking the hill)