I heart Jane Miller.
from James Welch's Riding the Earthboy 40
Home. The steamer edged you
from that scene of what is nice, the Paris days
of sun and mortgaged gold.
And now, here, in these mountains
that hold you from yourself, the wind
blowing down your final face,
you tell us what we know: Time is clean
and brief for girls in a wild time,
past for ladies up like smoke in narrow wind.