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  • Throughout the great Southwest
    You will find desert cities
    Lost in the sands of time
    Where no people live

    These cities are inhabited
    If they are inhabited
    By snakes and birds
    Lizards and the spirits
    Of the elements

    Look for the cities
    From your car window
    They shimmer like mirages
    On the horizon
    But I can assure you
    They are quite real

    Image: DESERT CITIES
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