looking out at the desert........................ The central area of the main house at Ocatillo
smooth pieces of sculpture........................... was an enormous room
woodpeckers...................... paneled with antique oak.
the sound of water......... Marlin had built matching oak shelving all around the room
cold pineapple juice................................ in order to display his smaller pieces of sculpture.
cold water......................Under the eves of the porch that partially encircled the house
white bandages....................there were large windows looking out at the desert
brown grass on the hills... in the foreground, smooth pieces of sculpture
a flowered dress..............so like each other as to be interchangeable,
a glass of beer.................in the mid ground
the red mountains...............................gigantic Saguaro cactus punctuated with holes that the woodpeckers made
low flying planes.............In the distance, visible over the walls of Ocatillo,
the smell of green grass....red mountains ringed the valley. warm stones by the river......................... his sheets of slides................ under the eves of the porch........................ a beehive fireplace............................ the smell of the leather couch.................... the colors of the pillows....................... I could almost feel his hands...................... a cutting board.......... hand carved napkin rings......................... sopapillas...................... mustard colored tiles............... the sound that the lizards made.............. our marguaritas..............................

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