Kendall is about ready to kill Kell — he put up with a lot of Kell’s shenanigans, a LOT — July 28, 1993 — photo by Mark Weber, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Reply To My Ex

Crack of dawn
and I’m up in
the blood of christ
mountains, burning
my lip on a tin cup
full of boiled
in my teeth.
Your letter made me cry
so I built this fire
with it. The one warm
thing you ever did
for me rises
with the smoke
and vanishes
into this false dawn.

Next time you write
send me some matches.