Upcountry

It’s raining in Ireland again
actually, it’s
northern California
the rolling hills
oyster farms colored in
three different shades of
green
Americas
thee Americas
los Americas
barbed wire and
ancient rocks
decapitated cows
mud and blood feed
the pigs
and chickens
the devil has a long
spoon
streams of eucalyptus
cover the scent of death
the trees scream
and curse
and spit
we are old.

by Eric David Lough

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