Just off Zzyzx

there is a place

a dead place

where ghosts dance

in the setting

desert sun.


Just off Zzyzx

there is a grave

covered in poppies

and other flowers




Just of Zzyzx

there is a spring

full of bubbling water

boiled in the earth's

fiery red



Just of Zzyzx

is where I was killed.

Now I will haunt

these desert lands

until in the spring water

I drown.