Why Mountain Men Do Not Rendezvous At Our House

Our adobe house
does not crumble
each year
and demand repairs
for plaster cracks
so you know
it is the Santa Fe style
with modern efficiency
mimicking the mud
and straw brick
that clay caked hands
once formed
by the tens of thousands
to construct
Bent’s Old Fort
on the Arkansas River
at the northeastern perimeter
of this cultural practice.

copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney

Link to Bent’s Old Fort NHS.

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