Weather Report

  
The sun is big in Dubai

and hot

it warms the sea water

stifles afternoon air

with a haze

finds solace 

in the sands

Weather Report

Desert Camp

outside of Tuscan we set up camp

drove the stakes in hard

before a panoramic hardcore sunset

that went unphotographed

 

in the cold night

a hemisphere revealed her lights

I studied constellations

as wisps of clouds formed

 

I woke to distant thunder

no rainfly on the tent

one drop of rain

forced me out

 

the storm couldn’t wait

horizontal lightning flashed

across the sands and cactus

tent fly sparked at my fingertips

 

finally save and dry under a pounding rain

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NaPoWriMo Day 5 nature experience

“a wild night”  Mary Oliver

Desert Camp