Friday, August 4, 2017


Photo: Brian Federle, Salton Sea, Dec. 2016

My breath rises
to the edge of space
and pauses
at the nexus of perfection,

then falls,
driven by waves of fire, 
by strong hands guided 
through dust and rain, 
through ice, through
the shining

to my upturned face
where a single drop dies
and fills me with
the storm's desire.

(Posted 2012.  Revision 8/2017)

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