Mountain Road, South of Palm Desert

Poet: Zebulon Huset

Even though

the wild

bighorn sheep

statues are made of

galvanized metal

in order to slowly

corrode

on the hillside,

 

their ochre

in the fading sunlight

is just the wrong level

of beauty for some

city-drivers—

hence the new.

lower

speed limit

near Dead Man’s Bend.

Zebulon Huset is a teacher, writer and photographer. He won the Gulf Stream 2020 Summer Poetry Contest and his writing's appeared in Best New Poets, Meridian, The Southern Review, Fence, Gone Lawn, Texas Review and many others. He publishes the prompt blog Notebooking Daily, and edits the journals Coastal Shelf and Sparked.