High Desert Flash Flood

High Desert Flash Flood

A Poem by ttom

The flash floods of the High Desert are sudden and violently destructive, deep emotions can be equally so.......................



High Desert Flash Flood
Deluge pours forth from within
Spilling, spreading, as
one stands still, aloof , time ceases
pain hangs in the balance, in  empty  moments
Silence prevails, while the
bleeding pools seep, again
Furrows wash, cutting through the barren dunes,
Fingers spread; eroding the landscape
Reaching, searching for answers
Fleeing in fear of  the  surging disaster
one , left behind; betrayed, a love is lost
Pain lashes out demanding recognition
Snarling, anger’s claws lacerate
one's words’ make  wounds
which never mend.
Flooding subsides
Consumed in the thirst of the sand
 A fear denies existence of the flood , absorbing it all
Dark clouds pass, last droplets fall
Dripping from the Joshua tree
Forming a brief stain only I know
marking what  flowed
that  empted the depths
Of me

© 2009 ttom

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Added on May 27, 2009
Last Updated on July 3, 2009



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