desert blooms vi ~finis

sunshine in a cup

petals bearing sweet water

making way for fruit

 

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two little birds

 

For I want to be in the light with you

In those spaces between branches

Where the rocks glow soft with moss freshly sprung

While the children gather pinecones and sing.

 

In those spaces between branches

Lay your head on my lap

While the children gather pinecones and sing

I’ll comb your beard with fallen twigs; braid vines around your head.

 

Lay your head on my lap

Where the rocks glow soft with moss freshly sprung

I’ll comb your beard with fallen twigs, braid vines around your head

For I want to be in the light with you.

lizard

desert backyard home to lizards

cousins to our water loving salamanders and newty wizards

though consider:: lizards are easier to follow around

they scuttle about on the gritty ground,

to play with newts means getting in the creek

leaf mold, upturned rocks, under rotten logs taking a peek

slick, damp, muddy wet

the air itself all over you’ll sweat,

now lizard where he is it’s hot and dry

butter melts in a few minutes under the clear blue sky

no kidding, in the wrapper it turns to oil

bubbles up once its begun to boil

overflows and dries up so fast

the empty rectangular paper tells the past,

lizard wizard it was great being with you

seeing all the places you hang about too

now it’s back to newts and frogs,

fish in the pond and leaves and logs 🙂