High Desert Flash Flood

High Desert Flash Flood

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

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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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