#63 In New Mexico by Judy K Mosher

It is here
below lenticular UFO clouds
that dance on these Sangre de Cristos
my breath deepens, belly loosens,
heart resets its rhythm.
It is
in this high desert called New Mexico
my mind empties;
vast open arroyos
wash away the waste of war.
red-tailed hawk and peregrine falcon
ride the airwaves instead of
Rush Limbaugh and Rachel Maddow.
And when I listen deeply
I can hear pinon pine and prickly pear
share a drink at their favorite
underground watering hole.

Judy K Mosher, Ph.D. has called New Mexico home for over 25 years.  She is a member of High Desert Poets and has had poems published in Adobe Walls, The Santa Fe Literary Review, and Accolades.  In earlier incarnations, she was a college professor, counselor, and Jill-of-all-trades.


6 thoughts on “#63 In New Mexico by Judy K Mosher

  1. Judys poems always make me cry and this one is no exception!
    Thank you judy for your sensitivity, creativity and appreciation for new mexico

  2. Judy, we have never met but we must be kindred spirits for this poem expresses so much of the way I feel about New Mexico. Both this state and your poem resonate within me. Thank you! Kayce Verde

  3. Judy, this is such a lovely poem – true to the spirit and land of New Mexico. Wonderful expression of feeling as well. Thank you for sharing it with your readers. I am looking forward to more poems in print. Marie

    1. Judy: I love so many of your specific NM images…lenticular cloud; pinon and pear drinking, wash away waste of war. . . you have captured so many “essences”. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love Judy’s work. I think she’s thoughtful, insightful, and has a wonderful imaginary paint brush with words. Keep those words flowing!

    One of your Biggest Fans!

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