The weather reigned dry upon cracked caked patches
Hibernation in survival modes, wither within blight sunlight.
Flexibility drained of its pores bearing starch rigid scratches,
Dry - zero humidity sweltering heat cooking eggs in floodlight.
Animals seek shadow’s shade shadow in hundred degree stone,
Or retreat to deep burrows under the desert thermo blanket.
Human sweat, heat stroke steam cooks bleached skeleton bones
Rooted De-Termination stores desert revival baptism rain banquet.
Thundering mountains sends animals scurrying to high ground
Lightning flashes echo a reigning horizon wall that rushes water down
To flashflood plane plants holding terra firma roots in groundswell
Thirst as the desolate area saturates in rejuvenated light’s brown.
Things thought to be dead spring up in desert renewal, to awake alive
In plants that quickly blossoming in nature’s thanksgiving beauty pageant.
As dormant live seems to celebrate its visible existence in prancing life
In about being
David Lester Young 09/04/10