One holding up the other
a gaunt figure with rags hanging is retained
on a long-term or indefinite basis.
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sunken into his pale, bearded face.
He was bent over as if by great age.
(as if by great age)
He stank of sweat and blood.
(stank of sweat and blood)
When she studied the men approaching her
one peered into her face and whispered.
The man’s feet were bloody; his eyes adrift
on a flood-swollen river.
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high capacity and data durability.
Recorded 2022 in Ozona, Texas
Cover art by P. Vantrigt