Kadillac Ranch — Amarillo TX

Kadillac Ranch

The grills are buried so symmetrically

and fins spiked so precisely, so aligned,

that in the whip of earthbound dust and heave

of heaven’s blue, we know it’s by design.


We gather there, we passing masses dragged

from freeway travel, all to leave our mark

on rusted hulls, these psychedelic flags

which speak to our existence, our fleeting spark


of time within the Ranch’s ordered wild.

We shake the cans of paint, consider what

exactly we will leave inscribed so mild-

ly—all the brightest, most exquisite knots


of meaning, message, poems, and life will soon

be painted over, prey to others’ runes.


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