the engine of our memory by Zeke Sanchez, Review by Margot Brown

                                                                                                                                                                        the engine of our memory                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         this road turns                                                                        near the lake where doves                                                                        this road turns on the lake                                                                        where mourning doves                                                                         startled whirr                                                                        above the quiet inundation                                                                          why forgotten nearly                                                                        grandmother’s grave                                                                        near the water knee-deep                                                                        now among cottonwoods                                                                        how the birds coo and warble                                                                         disconsolate flood waters                                                                        beneath the wheels rising                                                                        of our Ford Torino old car                                                                        submerged the heat of our                                                                        lives …

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