January, a family name. (8-2-12)

granddad’s granddad’s cousin

removed his feet

gangrene uncivil war


life in January’s soul closed death’s door

kicked it shut

impossible feat

the photograph shows

twenty years on

a strong man with no feet

wooden boot substitutes

point the way

to a bride and children born

and on through the


to then next century.

JANUARY SANDIA MOUNTAIN, 20X20 inches, Angus Macpherson

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