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Desert sky

Driving in a roast red desert
Headlights staring into primeval dark
The untrammeled sky glorious

Above us a bridge of stars
Rivering between rocky horizons
At once near and so very far

Cricking my neck to see
I bounced around the back of the open jeep
Absorbing, amid the shudders, splendor

Star birth and death, worlds hidden by distance
Great glowing nebulae
Fat in the centre, a devouring black hole

Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond



Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum

Blood red are the bones of the desert
Russet red its dust
Distance telescopes in
A short walk is a days dying
At which end
The sun drops like a stone
Into the infinite pool of the horizon

Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond