Paradise Down Stream

The sky was once full,

photo by hungrybison

As above, so was below
Emptied by gunfire.

Endless brown black herds
The plains thundered beneath them
Their breath filled the air

Freed from frozen mud
the rivers carried the dead,
Paradise down stream

Swing in silent breeze
The broken gates of Eden
On rusted hinges

Skeletal remains
In grey wood and broken glass
Snakes’ lairs and rats’ nests

Once cacophonous

Where hoof and horn did reign

Stillness in the grass


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Filed under American West, History, outlaw poetry, photography, poetry, short stories

One response to “Paradise Down Stream

  1. Richard Carnal

    You are a man on a mission!

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