A. A. Hedge Coke

Mountain View transforms to street scene
babies crying
children throwing up
hitting cars with sticks
men cursing
men drinking up, playing
Women walking alone
silent, hiding
smell of salsa lingers
on night air
Vehicles cruising through parking lot
chemicals for sale
lonely hearts seeking comfort
in strangers
Footsteps on metal stairs
reinforced in concrete
vaguely resembling adobe
this is
Santa Fe

You can hear the poet read Bueno-Bye in a RealAudio file. If you do not have the RealPlayer installed, visit RealNetworks. From Neon Powwow edited by Anna Lee Walters, Northland Press.
© 1993 A. A. Hedge Coke
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