Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Poems Gathered in High Desert Wandering




photo L. Escalanti

Red Sand Rainbow:  Private Prayers

regarding the inquiry
about power and control— 
in the end,
there is only vulnerability.

fragile. the suffering of living.

soften into evenness.
let go into a net of existence,
blend into red rock canyon—
            time so old it slips
my grasping,
buffered briefly
from seduction and the need
to be seen (unique).

If there are new words
to describe the sunrise—
I don’t have them.
I give that requirement over
to the building heat of the day.

sun gains height in summer sky
and I let my karma burn
along that fire path.
the embers of that incineration
will be stars tonight.
            their alignment reminds me
            of my relationship
            to pause

and endlessness

-Renee Podunovich, 2018
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Boulder, UT
photo by rattenpatten