Capturing The Moment — Desert Holly   2 comments

Desert MuseumDesert Holly — Image by kenne

Creosote Bushes… Desert Holly

Weeks…
months pass
in a haze.

It feels like
desert shack
summer.

A woman is on a gold overstuffed chair,
knees drawn up to small breasts,
a brief blue cotton dress 
at her narrow hips,
no panties, 
long ebony hair 
tangled wild.

The cement
floor
has a brittle
membrane
of Linoleum.

Exile
is not
a
vacation.

There are mortal facts
in the bloodstream,
which is
no excuse.
Money grins.
Pink ribbons
travel far.

It is raining
outside
an empty
room.

There will
be
flash floods,
snapped off
lives.

Out on the highway,
truck air horns
argue
with one another
like bible camp
children.

Now the man is alone 
and the woman
is in a $69
Kingman
motel.

Goodbye
is an owl
at twilight…
light pole
perched.

–Red Shuttleworth

Desert Museum

2 responses to “Capturing The Moment — Desert Holly

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  1. I really like what you’ve done with the color and texture of this. You took the original nice picture off the cliff and made it fly. Good job.

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  2. Thank you, I wanted it to pop out.

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