Monday, August 31, 2015

Ephemera from the Desert [Part 3]

Those bright, technicolor lights
linger for a very long time,
illuminated, glittering points

on the horizon. It is a kind of darkness
beyond midnight, and as we pass
through the desert, our unending
conversation keeps us focused,
alert; still it takes longer than I
imagine to reach our destination.

I am completely unprepared for
the scale of our surroundings… the
luminous, powerful glow of neon
24/7--even though I am a return
visitor to this place. So we settle
into our exceptionally lush dwelling,

into our own version of the world: life
on a smaller scale (on our own terms).
So late that it's early, we sleep entwined

as the Silver City shines on.

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