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Random Poem:

Walking Through the Desert
muherrera

Walking through the desert
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With a salt-wet brow, sand-dry tongue,
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And a weather-beaten mind hoping
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For beauty in the thirsty grounds;
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Witnessing the magic of the dry land
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A splenetic scorching Summer Sun
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Throwing tantrum light-rays through blue sky
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Reaching the oven of the Chihuahuan
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Bending backwards, entering Coyote eyes
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Birthing this mirage:
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Flowing sun-dyed hair teardropping
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Down Franklin Mountain cheekbones
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Over shoulders and sand hills,
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A full-bloom Ocotillo arm
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Stretching blue-skyward
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With another arm akimbo
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Like Yucca's lower leaves,
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Queen Agave hands landing on the border
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Of beautiful wide hips --
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Mesquite Trees pushed to one side
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Sway-walking as Ehecatl blows wind-kisses
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Screaming-for, wanting Malinalxochitl,
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The Desert Goddess --
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Balanced on smooth-aggressive
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Texas Diamondback legs,
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Carried on quick Tree Lizard feet
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Marching to cactus beats, beauty finding
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Crossing the Chihuahuan Desert
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