Confused about Beauty in Blythe

Botanical sister, diaphanous trauma,

some dusks look

 

like inner thighs

when you’ve ridden so long… Girl moons

 

move while you watch them—alone

 

at the river, set

in a scent storm of jasmine,

a Budweiser can.

 

Missing my

indicator species”

 

his cattail hair, bad-water eyes.

Which, of many pinks was now becoming?

 

 

 

 

Louise-Mathias-Dream-Pop-PressLouise Mathias is the author of two books of poems, Lark Apprentice (New Issues Press) and The Traps (Four Way Books). She lives in Joshua Tree, California.