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by Nevada Kerr

Starving in a silver slum
Long-lost, wasted, gone
Copper boom, mournful crash
Unhorsed in a storm

Bankrupt on Queasy Street
Unemployment, a career
Possibly both ends meet
Somewhere else, not here

Ruinous geology
Desert rat despair
Needles on the highway
Violence in the air

Done up, dire, broken down
Skeletons of brawn
Feel no pain in the night
Climb the hills by dawn

Malingering passivity
Jailbirds reappear
In this pawnbroker's horn of plenty
There's no treasure left to share

Written by © Nevada Kerr
October 9, 2004.

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Created: October 2004 © Paul Kinder Last Updated: 12/10/04