a poem from a decades-old notebook
Decades ago, back in the 1970's, when Blythe, California, had a third of its present population, back when you could drive into towns like Parker, Arizona, and get asked if you'd like to be a local librarian (without any librarian-school to your credit), I drove the Mojave, stopped at a few motels, drank in a few saloons, filled notebook pages with poems. In 2011, after fussing and fiddling with an almost-ready-to-be-burned ancient notebook, I posted a version of Mojave Ramble-Stumble on this blog. The places, people, and times I wrote about so long ago... they no longer exist... not really.
Mojave Preserve... Soda Dry Lake
Mojave Ramble-Stumble, by Red Shuttleworth, in its final form, is presented as a limited edition Bunchgrass Press chapbook.