In the Desert

The cactus always faults the sky.
Sunlight cremates optimism.

Wind erasing every step
vanishes with histories.

Water? Precious over gold.
Vultures circle. Life grows cold.

In the Desert © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: February 25, 2021