”You could actually see the refineries…”
after Iliana Rocha

Texas Killing Fields: filled with what was and what could have been. Bone dust snow
allows nothing to grow. She could see I-45. There are pictures. A cow skull sees all.
Her face sees me and you and especially me. The blood remains blood, no water, no wine.

       When we talk about The Bell Jar,
       we talk about Sylvia, we skip Esther,
       and we all know why.


Caleb Jordan is a graduate student at the University of Central Oklahoma.
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