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The Desert's Pulse Vol.2

Updated on August 27, 2013

Blooming Cactus

An intimidating beauty
Rugged disbelief
A painful plant
Blooming so brief
With a shell
Studded with nails
Horning your grief
Confronted with irony
Flowering devil  
Rugged disbelief

This cactus shows off its blood red flowers on a spring afternoon. - Calico Basin (Red Rock Canyon) Within an hours drive of downtown Las Vegas
This cactus shows off its blood red flowers on a spring afternoon. - Calico Basin (Red Rock Canyon) Within an hours drive of downtown Las Vegas | Source

Cracking a Cocoa Nut

For the very first time
A desert surprise
Won't hang from a vine
Even in the times
Of steaming hot sobriety
Dripping with sweat 
In the middle of October

The sun heats the rocks
As the sky darkens


Sunburnt 
Disciples

Isolated
In comfort

Ravens dream
In Pieces

The path of the cliffs edge
Walked by goats and the suicidal

Recollecting
Our souls in retreat

Tracing behind
The fight in your brain
Racing you back
To what you cannot explain
 


Another step forward
Another step forward | Source

Cyote

In the shadows
Howling

Fearful Excitement
On your knees
Crawling

Desert sun
Beyond the mountains falling

Hesitate
For nothing
For the evening 
 Is calling

A nice view, halfway up Turtlehead Peak -Readrock Canyon
A nice view, halfway up Turtlehead Peak -Readrock Canyon | Source

© 2013 Skyler DeCristoforo

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    • wayne barrett profile image

      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Love the style.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Wonderful imagery. Loved this.

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Wow mesmerising and colours to inhale.

      Great hub and voting up.

      Eddy.