drought

the red air makes men crazy-
they say that is
why nobody lives near
the canyon-

and in the red air
they make the statues
that fall to red,
before the winter starts-

and in the
far hills some men
say there is a place
where it rains and rains,
and it looks
like the sea, when it rains-

the women have never seen
the white sand, white water, skies
white over water-

the women watch the men
in the red air-

their eyes become stone,
and the stone turns to red,
before the winter
comes