Tuesday, February 28, 2012

broken windows.

there was a windstorm today
and the unpaved road in front of my house
kicked up dirt and sand in my eyes and mouth

it's still cold outside
(late-February is still winter, remember)
but I'm going on a walk
while the dog warms the empty bed

I need to get the lay of this new land
so that when the summer comes
and the desert sun stays up later than we do
we can walk down those dirt roads

and I can hold up your hand
to pedestrians and passing drivers,
roaming dogs and horseback riders,
showing them all
that you
are what comes
to those who wait.

2 comments:

Birdy said...

I find your writing extremely moving. Thank you for sharing. :)

Birdy said...

I find your writing extremely moving. Thank you for sharing. :)