Haven’t you been told?
California’s full of-
He left, and rode into the west
at an even pace,
carrying the sunlight and the kitchen table
and the bed and the front porch with him,
and passed out of memory
into the mountains and beyond the plains,
where shadows are long
and nothing is named.
His horse joined the mustangs
on the desert’s edge,
reaving dirt from the earth
in front of every thunderstorm;
at the end he remembered
burying his face into her hair;
under the light-years
it was enough to be real.