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Layli Long Soldier

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Layli Long Soldier is the author of WHEREAS, forthcoming from Graywolf Press. She teaches as adjunct poetry faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts and resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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I wake to
red sand I
sleep here
coral brick
hooghaan I
walk thin
rabbit brush
trails side-
step early
autumn
tarantulas 
pick desert
white flowers
on full days I
inhale fe-
male rain
I stop wheels
slow sheep
bounce drop

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