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  • Writer's pictureAlice Wyatt

WIND IS A SEASON

Wind is a season in New Mexico


Our March Monster

roaring

wailing

growling

moaning



We cower behind bolted doors

windows shuttered

praying the

scratching

scrabbling will fade away before


we lose our ever-loving minds




Cats hate it

ears flat, eyes frantic

let us in - let us in - let us in


Chickens hate it

flock rattled, feathers ruffled

lids mere slits against the grit


Humans hate it

social gatherings scatter before

sustained winds of 20-30 mph



Wind makes us Antsy

Wind makes us Anxious

Wind makes us Insulting

“Why is it so windy in New Mexico?”


I don’t know, why?


“Because Arizona Blows and Texas Sucks!” Hardy Har Har Har



Yet we remain,

wind, reasonable penitence


for

sun all winter long,

going barefoot in October,

not owning a snow shovel,

Christmas Day hot spring soaks


Yes,

it all evens out, we are lucky to live here. But it isn't polite to mention that ------- in March.






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Mary E Murray
Mary E Murray
14. 3. 2023

I want to claim this one as my own! When we first talked of moving here, my friend (who's a know-it-all and loves being called one) said "Isn't it terribly windy in NM?" I did not KNOW at that time and quickly dismissed the comment. I hate it when she's right.

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