By: Dixon Hearne
Steel mummies rust in scattered heaps
as if tossed by pitchfork—
littering the desert floor,
changing shape with light and shadow
Debris. History. Art.
A child’s roadside guessing game,
chards and nuances of some former world
worn tired and frail.
Abandoned to the elements,
Dixon Hearne writes in the American South. His work has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His latest book is Plainspeak: New and Selected Poems. His work has been anthologized in Texas Review Press’s Southern Poetry Anthology: Louisiana and Down to the Dark River (Louisiana Literature Press). Other poetry appears in New Plains Review, Poetry South, Tulane Review, Weber: The Contemporary West, Big Muddy, and elsewhere. He is working on a new poetry collection.