2019 Albuquerque American Place Poems


We sit and eat
And stare at
The paintings
On the wall
Across the
They don’t
Really represent
What they
Look like.
Off, eyes
Too small
For large
Black heads
Dog and cat,
Couch of
Snake and fish,
Blue iguana.
Staring contest
w/ the cartoon
Crew across
The wall
From them.
Animal clinic.
“The Doctor Is in.”

By Makar

Stephen Sutherlin is a designer, poet and musician. He writes poetry about life in the southwest and enjoys metrical lyricism.