Zia Country by John Farnsworth   oil on canvas


Wanted to see Zuni

Wanted to share a piece of their bread

And red, red sunset.

Wanted to drive off into Nothing Land, Empty Land

But full of nature life

Wanted to stand up tall on Acoma

Wanted to pore over jewels of the desert.

Maybe take one home

To string around a white man’s neck

Wanted to feel the space and distance all around

Stretching out to the infinity of stars

Wanted to see if Christ, Lord of all

Has come that far

And what He has done, in the Nothing Land

I’ll go one day

And maybe time will work backwards

In that timeless land.


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