Switched-on Gutenberg Volume 6 Number 2
Wish You Were Here

I am a green girl
here in the desert, searching
the shock of sun, secrets
of saguaros. I'll be home
soon, when the red dreams stop.

Copyright 2004,  Mercedes Lawry

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mercedes Lawry has lived in Seattle for about 25 years and has previously published her work in Poetry, Fine Madness, RHINO, Crab Creek Review, and others. Among honors she’s received are those from Seattle Arts Commission & Artist Trust. She’s also published stories and poems for children


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