Desert Equinox: Pantoum by Serena Rodriguez

Desert Equinox

The red dirt falling through fingers
Reflecting rainbows of the orange sun
And spirits in the sand
Spreading their wings on the desert beach

Reflecting rainbows of the orange sun
The blue and pink clouds shelter
Spreading their wings on the desert beach
Sinking driftwood of cholla skeleton

The blue and pink clouds shelter
The boulders lay sleeping below
Sinking driftwood of cholla skeleton
Ravens dressed in obsidian, gliding along silhouettes

The boulders lay sleeping below
Children of the pitched Ortiz mountain
Ravens dressed in obsidian, gliding along silhouettes
Through the shadows, between the desert’s sacred moments

Children of the pitched Ortiz mountain
Cradle the coyote’s call
Through the shadows, between the desert’s sacred moments
And the moon’s eminent light

Cradle the coyote’s call
Spirits in the sand
And the moon’s eminent light
Red dirt, falling through fingers.

Serena Rodriguez has lived in Santa Fe NM for 14 years. She has been married for ten years and has a wonderfully feisty three-year-old girl. She is now pursuing her dream of writing through the SFCC Creative Writing program.

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