Posted in Poetry, Tabletop Poetry (and Other Artforms)

30 in 30 Day 19: New Mexico

When I read Robert Lee Brewer’s Day 14 prompt, I was naturally drawn to the thought of using my old home, New Mexico. So in this poem, I decided to look at the state question (red or green?) in a new light.

New Mexico

Where red mesas rise
in the distance,
dotted with green trees
so scraggly you may wonder
how they manage.

Where red and green join each other
in the form of chiles
(And “chile” is always spelled
with an e.)

Where red t-shirts gather
on the blazing green lawn
of the flagship university
as a display of Lobo pride.

Where brightly painted
red and green balloons
soar above a blazing horizon
to greet the morning.

I will only ever
need two crayons
when coloring you.


I am a poet, linguist, and ESL teacher who loves to play games.

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