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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

On 8:10 AM by Rachel Preston Prinz in ,
Early morning Santa Fe -
It's a different place 
than the city different the tourists know
the greet the dayers - early risers -
get up to urge forth the sun
from its slowly waking slumber 
up and over the undulating horizon

with carpools and bike rides and speed walks 
and homeless shuffling away from the city center like oxen laden with goods
time to start the new day!
and the sun obeys

the light is just like Venice in the afternoon
which of course is why the artists stayed
when they came here with bodies choking with tuberculosis

the asylum became home
and sanctuary its offering

despite throngs of visitors now
some things haven't changed