“This Was Iowa”

“This Was Iowa”

Literary Reference

Iowa City
123 S Linn St

A feverish air seemed to wave from the flowers.
They opened their charred blossoms; light
curled, uncurled; inside the gold eyes, pollen, sand,
a lifting cane of thin bone.

I was looking at an art book on Georgia O’Keeffe
across from the First National Bank in Iowa City

I didn’t want to get lost in there, so I stared away
getting familiar in a small town.


Herrera, Juan Felipe. This Was Iowa. University of Iowa. Web. (PDF)