Friday, May 8, 2009

Santa Fe

Santa Fe
Keeps telling me to stay
It’s only in my dreams
But here my dreams come true
Feels like home
Even if New York City hustle’s showin' all over my face

Late bloomer,
Always the last to get the plot
But here I’m on top of the games
Feels nat’ral
Even if my no frills instamatic camera gives me away

And I’m riding in my rented beat up truck
Not a single car getting in my way
The endless road seems like it’s kissing at the blue
While turquoise-colored lizards are dancing on my hood
Like they don’t wanna see me go

Black cowboy
Smiling at the sun
And counting on the desert moon to tell me why
I’m itchin' like a rattlesnake
When it’s just my boots playing in the red
Snatching pebbles sent from heaven, if not Albuquerque

Santa Fe
Keeps tugging at my feet
Making up my mind
Cos Times Square doesn’t move me
Subways stress the soul
Highrisers block the sun
And Harlem isn’t mine anymore.

*From my next book, Throw.

Images IV - New Mexico





Fist-shaped rock

Sandia Peek

Sandia Peek2

Sandia Peek3


Atalaya too

Atalaya 3

Atalaya tree marks

Atalaya tree

Piled rocks

Route 66 sign



Adobe house

Adobe house2

Adobe house3

Typical Santa Fe front doors

African motifs

Hanging peppers

Old time store

Navajo vases

Navajo vases too


Native motif

Pueblo motif

Pueblo motif too

Native statue

Metal motif

Metal mountain lion

Deer horns hanger

Driving by what looked like Afghanistan...

Because one detour and the landscape suddenly looks like Swat Valley!!!

Like most visitors, and maybe the locals themselves, I assumed that blue or turquoise-colored doors were merely a form of southwestern cosmetics. But a distinct example of African influence in New Mexico is the use of the color blue to ward off evil...(Professor Emeritus Dr. Cortez Williams (R.I.P.), University of New Mexico)

Bench and floor vase

Tied tree branches

Tibetan flags on window with dog

NYC Subway and...

Back to Earth!