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There is a certain beauty to rust

A pretty thing
A lifetime of utility
Goes to ground
Embraced by nature
Becomes prettier
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The Harsh Mistress

Sun and rain burrow deep
Into paint and the past
Revealing transitions
And the names of those
Lost to time and memory

They rest
Unlike rust… 54 more words


Missed opportunity?

On first glance, you may think the title is about a derelict gas station on some forlorn stretch of lonely desert highway.

You’d be wrong. 612 more words


"Beyond the Rails" Flagstaff, Arizona

“Beyond the Rails” is the name given to cities along the Amtrak Railway System that we have chosen to visit on our cross country train adventures.  469 more words

By Train

Oatman, Arizona

I was having trouble remembering the name of this little ghost town in the Arizona desert and was given a mnemonic: “You feed the wild donkeys oats, so… Oatman.” And that’s how I remembered the name of this town. 429 more words

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