Faye Sizemore

LADY

……… America, America…
……… Thirty years of rains
have still not washed
……… the Delta mud
from your feet…
How many years…
… of wind will it take…
to blow the desert sand
……… from your hair…
Freezing winters…
…… have preserved the blood
and still… with this spring…
……… in the desert sun
……… it again does thaw…
……… and flow…

as do the tears… from your eyes