Gargoyle 19
cover photos by Richard Peabody (2) and Brian Sheridan
publication date 2/8/1982

Yes, Here

David Sheridan

Not in a sacred grove.
In a desert.
Not a dead sand-duned desert
Not a Beau Geste desert,
A burrowing owl, bighorned ram desert.
A flowering female verbena desert.
Nights, star-vaulted.
Artesian-pooled mornings.
Mid-day rockshade.
A breathing space,
Not for hiding.
A place to meet
And swap lies.