Solitude

Sunrise at Sunset Point, Bryce Canyon National Park,, Utah, United States of America
Flame’s tongues lick the night air
Crisp, cold
While cinders crackle
And sparks rise
Into the starry sky

Notes issue
In gentle arpeggio
From strings plucked
And strummed

Resonant wood
Gentle curves
Against my chest

Heavy words
Sung in lamenting tones

Beautiful, painful solitude

Sunrise at Sunset Point
Bryce Canyon National Park
Utah, United States of America

Taken during travels, 1996