There’s nothing here but open spaceOn the outskirts of town
Nature, Antelope (lots of antelope)
Horses roaming free
— except at the fences
Wind and grass
as far as the eye can see
wipe away any memories of human history. Natural.
In what is now the edge of nature The suburbs starting.
Matthew Shepherd died on a fence. Not a marker.
Not a rainbow flag.
Wiped away memory of a human life
Not natural at all.
God remembers when we try to erase.