The radio was playing _____an unmistakable old
Instead of paging through electronic mail, _____
I was staring out his window
_____at a saguaro cactus rising crookedly from the sand.
"Oh, it wont hurt, " he had said,
and I had believed him.
Proudly his cat set the dead lizzard beside the keyboard,
The keys on his detachable beige keyboard stayed stuck down