To forgive one’s life love for dying, pick the long, feather-like, crimson flowers in early spring, when the desert is in bloom. Boil in river water only. Let cool. Drink at once. Drink when waking, at noon, and at bedtime each day for three full weeks thereafter. If resentment persists, go to your beloved’s grave daily and pray for forgiveness until sound sleep and appetite return. 

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My last days 
May they pass 

slow as black smoke 
goes father’s 

only prayer 
of late 

No 
No I’m certain 

that he stole it 
from Adam I’m sure 

who first 
uttered it 

just outside 
the Garden 

the first night he 
spent alone

Remedio: Ocotillo (Candlewood) by Tommy Archuleta

Happy Sunday.

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