Sun soaked desert waste,
A common bond, a common place.
Fatigue born of pain,
Lack of faith, misery, disdain.
Cracked, desperate, dry,
The same within, too proud to cry.
Full of anger, cannot atone.
Windblown, moisture bare,
Fissured, bleeding, dying, despair.
Underneath is life,
only the surface shows the blight.
Spiny, prickly brush
Beneath it water flows, luscious
Sustaining parched seeds,
Feeding roots, traversing in keeps.
Defying crusted earth
Exposed, condemned, lying, no worth.
Beyond boundaries, hatred vested.
Clouds appear, heat soars.
Century plants bloom to be no more.
Rain soaked desert waste,
Nature’s forces can recreate.