Walking on toward the sunset, my bare feet feel
the coolness of the stones as it soothes the aches and pains.
The light scampers across the desert as the sun starts to recede.
Vivid oranges and pinks blossom as the landscape before me
becomes dark silhouettes against it’s backdrop.
A calmness falls upon the desert, vivid colors fade into shades of gray
queuing the temperature to drop and the wind to swirl.
Breathing deeply, smells of sage, bottle brush and mesquite fill the air
and awaken the energy that has been dormant within.
As I open my eyes to the beauty before me, a smile creeps across my face
watching the night slowly making her appearance center stage.