Canyonlands Pt. 1

 
 

at the foot of the monument
canyonlands outstretched
shadows pooling
in the mouths of the gullies

that night I walked outside
to see it in the dark
bare feet on red earth
forgotten about the scorpions -

listening to the sky
I wondered if it listened too
could hear my longing
calling back and forth

when I went back inside
the embers were still burning
and I spoke your name silently
as the smoke carried it to the sky.