Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Desert

I am dry.
Lost in the desert
Of my imagination
I trudge toward the shimmering
Thoughts that dance before me
Only to find bare sand.

The well.
The never-dry fount
That pours forth upon request
Has been erased
From the map.
It is gone.

Always
I had but to begin
The journey and the spring
Welling deep inside
Poured forth the clear
Pure words,

But not today.
Today the sand stretches
As far as I can see
In every direction.
Tantalizing with
Mirages.

Yet I trudge on;
Putting one foot
In front of the other
Until the page
Is no longer
blank.

5 comments:

Alicia said...

That's exactly how I feel about Idaho.
:)

WomanHonorThyself said...

ah how descriptive!!

Incognito said...

Lovely as ever...

Happy belated Papa's Day Pan!

CDO said...

Some days the well is deep, but it is a long ways to the water.

Janie said...

Love it.

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