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Thirteen Ways of the Desert

April 19, 2014

I liked this and thought I would share with you.

Poetry on the run

I
The desert is painted
ocher, turquoise and white
in the right kind of light.
 
II
In the desert there are times
when the only sound
is the hollow wind.
 
III
In the desert
the heat of day
vies for your allegiance
with the cold of night.
 
IV
What you see in the desert
is sometimes a reflection
of what you believe.
 
V
What you believe in the desert
is sometimes what becomes real.
 
VI
In the desert there are ghost flowers,
barren cousins to the blazing star.
You must follow the bees
to know the difference.
 
VII
Flowers are surrounded by needles,
the desert protects its own.
 
VIII
There are reservations in the desert,
places where the mind can go
when pain is unbearable.
 
IX
Though the desert is harsh
sand is a soft bed
perfect for bleaching bones.
  
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