Desert Wounds

Salt on skin bare to the sun burns like that high fire

flowing through canals from scar to scar

strange constellations etched in living skin

a mythology of flesh and blood

defiant to the sun and wind and desert sand

New scars and a story yet to be written

alchemical tales that whisper of a way out

but never away from the æternal flame

gentle in the eyes of a desert wraith

who sits scratching secrets into the sand

to be buried on the long march across the dunes

Photo by Carolyn from Pexels

8 thoughts on “Desert Wounds”

  1. This is a great piece Mitch. I love these lines especially:

    “flowing through canals from scar to scar
    strange constellations etched in living skin
    a mythology of flesh and blood”

    Great work, hope all is well, stay safe my friend. Joni

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