Dogs 2010

DESERT DEMISE
(7/14/10)


my body
glistens brightly
in a sweltering
summer
sun

a barrier
of slick moisture
sheltering my
sinking
soul

drops
fall from me
showing direction
in salty
stains

losing
more than water
the mind suffers
my sanity
wanes

I dream
of relief
from dessication
by soothing
rains

I may
collapse
but someone
will surely
see me
still shine

bury
me there
sand mixing
with my sweat
in shroud
divine