I am not thirsty

Mojave Desert, Route 66, California, United States of America
In the dry
I am not thirsty
In the heat
I am not too warm

In the sand
I dig in roots
In the sun
I bask in life

In the plains
I feel secure
In the mountains
I open up

The desert
Always defeats
With contradiction

Mojave Desert
Along Route 66
California, United States of America

Taken during travels, 1997

April has been National Poetry Month and I have been participating in the National Poetry Writing Month challenge (NaPoWriMo) — 30 poems in 30 days. Although, I got a little bit ahead — this is, I think, poem #47. =) Slipping one more in under the wire. 😉

All the poetry I wrote for National Poetry Writing Month can be found tagged as #NaPoWriMo.