Desert Lives

Only lizards live

in these desert-wide horizons,

dust-windy and empty


until the houses invade.


Narrow minded suburbanites,

well-fed and lonely,

despite the gossip


and sprinkler fed lawns


their lives drain

become cacti gardens

prickly sharp


with fear of lizards.

Route 7 is published by Dixie State University

225 South University Avenue St. George, UT 84770

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