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Blue Scout (Nuri Alexander)
by Thomas R. Thomas

Carlos Castaneda
ate my friend

took the girl
I knew and
her whole

lied to the world

look, she’s
a blue mist
he said

couldn’t even
keep his
story straight

the ashes
of Castaneda
chewed her up
and spit her
bones in the
deep desert

Thomas R. Thomas publishes the small press Arroyo Seco Press. publications include Carnival, Pipe Dream, Bank Heavy Press, Chiron Review, Electric Windmill, Marco Polo, and Silver Birch Press. His books are Scorpio (Carnival), and Five Lines (World Parade Books). the art of invisibility (Dark Heart Press) is coming Fall 2015. His website