Switched-on Gutenberg Vol. 6, No. 2
Wish You Were Here

I thought the desert was boundless until
I took a journey inside
your ego.

Like sand, the horizon constantly shifted—
the farther I walked towards it, the more
it receded. Cloudless territory.

Seduced by the Technicolor sunsets,
I stayed too long—
became a red boulder
contorted by your hot winds.

Copyright 2004,  Chris Cantu

Chris Cantu was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and has lived in the Seattle area for over 20 years, where she has toiled variously as a medical research assistant, interior designer, wife and mother, and most recently as an associate editor for Switched-on Gutenberg. Her work has appeared in The Atlanta Review and Crab Creek Review. Chris plans to complete the rest of her MFA at the University of Washington during the current millennium.


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