A Fading Desert Sun

July 13, 2012
The rock wall towers over me,
Trapping me into the desert crevice,
The sun dropping lower every minute from the blistering noon sky,
Signaling my impeding demise

A hike through the Southwest mountains,
A moment of careless distraction,
A fall though one of nature's traps,
Not feeling the pain that should be rippling through my body,
Nothing...Absolutely nothing

I lie on my back,
Unable to move as the cool sand soothes my torn back,
Unable to fight,
Unable to change my future,
That lies between thick stone

I watch as a spider darts up the steep vertical landscape,
Unlike the spiders steady incline,
I'll wait here,
I'll die here,
Facing the killers that murdered me,
Under a fading desert sun

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LongLazyDays55 said...
Jul. 16, 2012 at 8:08 am
That was a lovely poem. I thought you definitely captured the feeling of being lost! Could you have a look at my poem? It's called You Make Me Smile. Thanks! Keep writing! :)
TheLovelySteph replied...
Jul. 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm
Thanks! I really appreciate it. I'll be sure to look at yours too. 
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