J. B. Hogan
J. B. Hogan has published over 280 stories and poems and eleven books, including Bounty Riders, Bar Harbor, Time and Time Again, Mexican Skies, Tin Hollow, Living Behind Time, Losing Cotton, The Rubicon, Fallen, The Apostate, and Angels in the Ozarks (nonfiction, local professional baseball history). He lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
And I remember you in a different desert and
a dozen other far places away from our friends
away from any sight, away from any harm
when we were not so young and it must end.
an empire reborn, or men of straw, or
a form of ashes blown on the wind
down corridors to arc once more
or dissolve into nothing.