Red dirt falling through fingers
reflecting rainbows of orange sun
songs in sand
spreading wings on desert beach

Reflecting rainbows of orange sun
blue and pink clouds shelter
spreading wings on desert beach
sprouting driftwood of cholla skeleton

Blue and pink clouds shelter
boulders lay sleeping below
sprouting driftwood of cholla skeleton
ravens dressed in obsidian, gliding silhouettes

Boulders lay sleeping below
children of the pitches Ortiz mountain
ravens dressed in obsidian, gliding
silhouettes through shadows
desert’s sacred moments

Children of pitched Ortiz mountain
cradle coyote’s call
through shadows
desert’s sacred moments
moon’s eminent light

Cradle coyote’s call
songs in sand
moon’s eminent light
red dirt falling through fingers.
Published March 6, 2016 miriamswell.wordpress.com (edited)