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Desert Dreams



The coolness of the evening breeze,
caresses her high-boned cheeks,
dreamy, almond eyes stare toward the
parched mountains of the desert,
beyond any highway signs and
sun-baked roads.

She is an eagle with sharp eyes,
gliding in poetry with the wind,
the air is her womb, gently rocking
in a cradle which shields her from
unsuspecting forces.

As a bird of prey, she soars to great heights,
way above the humanity which exists far below;
she is a wind dancer catching the zephyr which
leads to her perch, a lofty throne in which the
plight of humankind is observed.

As a visionary, she has the power to see beyond today
with a desert dream as clear as a blue sky,
observing peace among her people and peace
throughout the world.
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Submitted on January 11, 2016

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Sonia Walker

I have been writing poetry, short stories and articles of interest for over thirty years. Most of my writing has been published in small presses, journals and weekly community newspapers. It is enjoyable to receive positive feedback on my writing. Before retirement, I was an editor and co-publisher for a quarterly journal and monthly newsletter from Anchorage, Alaska. My philosophy is to write something everyday to keep the cobwebs away. more…

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