Water in the Desert by Jeanne Lyet Gassman

Summer desert is a still place
Punctuated only with sleepy insect hum.
The sudden unexpected sound of burbling water running
Brings thoughts of waste, loss, hidden treasure

But these are fountains strategically
Placed in courtyards and lawns
Their fuel funneled from pipe and valve
Fashioned of stone and concrete, they stream,
Gushing, to remind us of
The dominance of man.

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Jeremiah Walton

Oi ! I’m Jeremiah Walton. For the past ~3 years I’ve been bopping around the U.S. between hitchhiking + rubber tramping, running traveling bookstore Books & Shovels + indie publisher Nostrovia! Press. My focus is in-person distribution at open mics + features + busking. Word of mouth is a fulfilling & feels to be a more intimate promotional process. I’ve featured at the NYC Poetry Festival + San Francisco Lit Crawl + Snoetry Cleveland + Beast Crawl Oakland + This Lil Lit Fest + street corners across the country. There’s a handful of my books floating around the country, but most recently is “From Here Til Utopia” (Ghost City Press). Raccoons + coyotes are my companions. Hope you dig the poems, much love, thank you❤

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