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I could tell how deep into
Hunting season we were
By the amount of camo
Worn by my classmates

You might think that the
Amount of camo would go
Down and you'd be mistaken,
Not in my schooling system

No, these kids wore camo
In rain, in shine, in Spring
And in Fall, to Homecoming
And to their mama's funeral

But don't expect them to show
Up to school when hunting starts,
There are only so many five
Point bucks in Heber Valley

As a Salt Lake City transplant,
Twelve year old me was
Surprised too see so many
Empty chairs come September

Education wasn't their game,
Their game was elk, mose, deer,
Rabbits, turkeys, or bobcats
If your really lucky in lotto

Nintendo was for nerds
Soccer was for girls and
Pokemon was for children,
So I came in with three strikes

They talked about guns like
Their girls did the prom queen,
The prettiest ones always put
On the highest pedestals

Back pockets showing signs of
Chewing tobacco, they keyed
Cars who dared park in the side
Lot reserved by them for trucks

The only things we shared
In common was an addiction
To God's nectar Mountain Dew
And a love for hunting season
Felt like taking
Shots today
...
Anyone want a drink?
I went to
The Utah
State Fair

I was hoping to go
With my daddy Jaxon
I haven't known him

For two
Weeks but
I miss

Him, today, I watch the Hypnotist
Take the final imagined bow
Of what looked like a long career

Of
Magic?
Hypnotism

He's way better than
The hypno-therapist I saw
For those six months

He may not the best comedic
Hypnotist we've seen (is it weird,
I've seen five?), but he's not the worst;

He's very positive!

And loud

<^**^>
^^^^^^
LOUD

POSITIVELY
....
L
O
U
D
...

I felt like I was
In the midst of
A Faith Healing

Seven hour massage,
He kept promising it'd feel
Better than a seven...

Hour
Long
Massage

Anyways,
My new
Daddy

Couldn't come
And so I lose myself
In their silly faces

Forgetting for 45 minutes
Where I was, almost like I
Was hypnotized by Him

Closed eyes
I closed my eyes
A lot that day

Was I hypnotized?
I remember the beach...
And the goats!

They licked my fingers
And I laughed when one
Shouted and a bro tripped

But that's normal for fairs
And the fried oreo that made
Us almost slip into a ... trance

Wait. Wait, wait, wait...
I wasn't the one dancing in
Salmon shorts was I?

He looked like
Me, Kind of?
I'm so upside down

Bark
I fall backwards
****
Goats
****

Salt Lake City
Never
Felt so
**** Poweful

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Does man's Elmo diaper exposure amount to felony lewdness? Utah supremes hear arguments...

Defense:

Lawyer Joanna Landau sought to overturn her client’s lewdness conviction in oral arguments earlier this month before the Utah Supreme Court, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. “It was not ******, it was just strange,” Landau said.

The Facts:

Landau’s client, Barton Jason Lewis Bagnes, 36, was accused of pulling down his pants to show two 8-year-old children his diaper in a May 2009 incident. At the time, police said, Bagnes was ******* a candy pacifier and throwing paper airplanes onto lawns. Police have said the airplanes were actually fliers showing children in diapers and promoting websites that showed children in sheer underwear, the story says.
Utah
Supreme
Court
Decides
What?
...
Do you think?
Hiding in the shade
Of giants

Your Swiss flags
Make me feel almost
At home again

A mix of old blood:
Kohlers, Bonners, Sweats

And new blood retreating
From Salt Lake City lights

The two mix
As well as A+
And B-

No universal
Donors
Here

The mix
Boils bad
On blue moons

And short
Harvests

Enough
Bad blood
In these two
Small Towns
For an HBO
Series

I sip the cup
A devil's tea

My favorite
Kind
If I Am
Being
Honest today

I have moved
An hour
Away

Back to my
Salt Lake
Roots

But I come back
To Midway
Back to my teens

Often
Lately

Is it the views?
The people?
The chocolate?

The bad
Blood?

Or is it the memories
Pulling me in?

Asking
Me to
Find
Myself
Again?

And
Again?
Midway, Utah
And
Heber City, Utah
I.
Immigration became faster
Easier, cheaper
And safer

II.
It literally changed
The sense of time
And space

III.
It helped create
Utah’s mining
Industry

IV.
It increased ethnic and
Religious diversity in
Utah

V. The railroad helped
**** many Utah
Industries

VI.
The train changed the LDS Church
And fueled anti-polygamy
Attacks

VII.
The train helped
Settle the
West

VIII.
It changed the
Environment

IX.
It sped the displacement
Of American Indian
Tribes

X.
The train created the
Utah tourism
Industry

XI.
The train created a disparity
Of wealth in some
Utah areas

XII.
The train
United the
States

- From The Salt Lake Tribune
@LeeHDavidson

XIII.
A Poem

Lure
The end of the trail,
Its mystery gone,
Is featured so often
In story and song;
But as long as the lure
Of the unknown will be,
It's beginnings of trails
That appeal to me!
>>>
Bernice Gibbs Anderson, Mother of the Golden Spike

B.G. Anderson
Happy 150th
Birthday
Golden Spike
he'll be seen with
others of his sort  
for they travel in
a drove's escort  

he's not an Angus
nor a Hereford  
yet he's of the
bovine accord

over the centuries
he's roamed inside the Utah state
so he can find food
for his stomach's sate  

the first nation people
will symbolize him on a totem pole
as this represents
his strength of role

if you can guess what
animal he is
you'll be the one
to solve the quiz
Swells Jul 2018
feverish in desert-dry tides

the mountain hungers in crescendo
for the sky that crucifies her;
her staccato tops of green
and earthly graves
are titanic gods in all-
seeing tremolo.
these congeries of grandeur
do her not rise but sink the
valley of mawkish men
trembling poignant and bare
sprouting liturgies from their
beaks, bespeaking the apex
pregnant in exploits

where the sun resurrects daily.
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