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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sunset in the Sonoran Desert


My bones feel warm again
    The Indian wood has a way
         A wave of metallic tickles
         within the volcanic center of my ear

This generous hug
    Of a mesquite's broadening branches
         props the fading ashy-violet sunset
         atop it's flexible vegetal crown

Here
    Stillness knows it's enduring self
        A way that brings the hollowness of dangling wood chimes
        into the push of a hallowing wind

Here
    The desert's dusty fingers
        nudge a rolling breeze
        through interminable webs of cactus thorns and spider dens

And wrapped in the warmth
    Is a stubborn,
        patient closing
       

        I can learn to re-breath


Some
    Enormous beauty
        Calls out with unhurried pangs
   
Heart
    Finds sleep here
        heart finds
        heart


       I can learn to re-breath