Desert heat

Posted: January 29, 2015 in Poetry
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After too many weeks of
	positively negative
	temperatures
eyes closed to the coddling sun
	60’s patterns of orange dancing on
	the insides of my eyelids
natural vitamin D
	soaking through skin
	to strengthen bones
unusual wind creating
	sounds of breaking ocean waves
	where spiny cacti stand
I lie quiescent, replete
	mind floating untethered
        above the desert sand.

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Comments
  1. I can relate. I’m wintering in Arizona. My first desert experience. The sun, pool and hot tub are such therapy for a snow bird like me πŸ™‚

    • Jennifer, I hope you’re enjoying your time in the land of the sun. Arizona’s a beautiful place and I’m glad my family lives there so I’m able to visit sometimes. πŸ™‚

      janet

  2. Mmmm. Recharging your solar energy batteries? Sounds wonderful, anyway.

  3. Dale says:

    Beautiful. I love the play of ‘contrasts’ in the language. Very appropriate for the extremes of the desert … just pulls the sand over the eyes and lets us wander with you….

  4. ChristineR says:

    … ‘mind floating untethered’ … that’s perfect relaxation!

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