Texas Women

o it’s summer & the

mouths of things open

wide for sunny

beer & crickets are

jumping in

the balmy, happy

night air


all this on the eternal

picnic grounds


where the texas women

take off their

boots only to do

wild, wordless deeds


o it’s summer & sweet

pain grows green




Mike Faran spent his childhood in the UK. After his return to California, he served a four-year stint in the USAF and then went on to graduate from Cal State Fullerton. His poetry has appeared in Rattle and The Comstock Review. His work has been influenced by the beat school of poetry.