California song

I’m reminded of those soft desert evenings

With the ocotillo blossoms

Softly kneeling in the whisper of breeze

Honoring the earth mother sky

Lapis lazuli sky piercing the eye

Enchantment as the heat from the earthen floor

Penetrates the core of my soul through the feet

One by one the stars bursting through

The lapis/periwinkle/then black velvet blanket

Appearing for their appearance

One night only

Location slightly rotated the next

Tender yips of coyotes seeking prey

Orange at the horizon

Taking the last grueling edge of heat

From the day

King Tut in his tomb

Will envy tonight’s rest

As Mother Night pulls her children

To Her breast

Enveloping their dreams.