Toas Laundry Day, by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

For Sale Near Taos
Salvatore Marici

White puffs in sky
wedge adobe home
against desert floor
spotted with sage brush.
Through patches of blue
sun beats metal roof
of house & porch where
hanging textiles sag ropes.
Photographer titled photo
“Taos Laundry Day.”
I don’t see pants, shirts.
I see history, beliefs
woven in wool
pronounced with
pigments squeezed out of
insects, plants, earth,
displayed for occasional
tourist who passes by.


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