first night



high desert 

clarity of night sky


insect sounds

distant trucks 


chill breeze

something approaching solitude


primal fear

of night and seeming emptiness


flora and fauna unknown

excitment of place


stars from horizon to horizon

side by side


on our backs

hard, cold earth beneath


hands touching

words whispered


short of breath










Poetry by one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-09-06 at 05:52

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Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
Very economical. The short stanzas heighten the intensity and set up the scene beautifully.

The scene is beautifully, indeed gracefully, limned; the poem is a pleasure, and perhaps even a joy, to read.

Ann Wood The PoetBay support member heart!
Lovely poem Jim