Saturday, September 19, 2015

MILLIONAIRES ~








MILLIONAIRES





What to say to
 

A Mexican gal
 

Working high off
 

In the mountains
 

With a quick greeting
 

For us to step out
 

Back and see what
 

They do — dyeing
 

Wool over a cast
 

Iron pinyon fire —
 

The dyes stir with
 

Wool skeins in two
 

Deep tubs boiling
 

Out of control as
 

Bare armed she works
 

Ingenious pulleys to
 

Lift out and bleed
 

Magnificent colors,
 

Nothing like we see
 

Anywhere else in old
 

Town until we look up
 

To the sky, and another
 

Worker drapes the dipped
 

Wool over makeshift
 

Drying racks, neither
 

Women bothering much
 

To wear their masks
 

For the wicked vapors,
 

Since out of nowhere
 

In the smolder of heat
 

Poisons and probable
 

Embarrassment she says
 

They are both
 

Going to win the
 

Lottery — fast white
 

Grins — “Yep, going
 

To win big-time
 

A million bucks”


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 © Bob Arnold




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