Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Where the Wild Things Sleep

photo © Mark Butkus 2017
The Rock House in Anza Borrego Desert is home to many an overnight hiker.

Desert silhouettes
Winter creosote
Dusk escapes
Through fissures
In rock walls
White contrails
Turn pink
Before dissipating
The moon,
Blue midweek
Shines like a tenement bulb
The ground rustles
When I move
So I try not to
Today will end
Tomorrow will come
I will be here
Still
On nature’s floor


— Mark Butkus