The Tulip Skeleton,
Ballerina in illusory pause.
Dancing upon desert terrain,
To nature’s endless applause…
Soft in harsh desert
Gentle breeze within a breeze
pic: my collection
Zipping by, you caught my eye,
It was just you and me.
Elevated within a dusty landscape,
You danced among the manzanita tree.
A winged jewel,
Light, a servant to your colorful arrangement.
My eyes could not look away,
Mesmerized by the iridescent.
I watched as you took moments to rest,
Wondering if you knew I was present,
Intrigued that you were alone like me,
Party to solitudes’ peaceful gifts.
Upon discovering your name,
I find it suits your beauty.
Dear Anna’s hummingbird,
Thanks for pausing to let me see.
I saw a rainbow blaze the desert sky
The memory of, remains amplified
The colorful array gleamed perfection
For my attention, the heavens beckoned
My heart and mind gave a grateful reply
Against manmade structures and mountains high
A sight unexpected, that mystified
Beauty I didn’t know to imagine
I saw a rainbow
Rainbows were always in ample supply
When I lived among the rains’ lullaby
With rain scarce, spectrums can simply become,
Common accents, with amazement deafened
I’ll always cherish the power of light
I saw a rainbow…