Shadow Selfie, Ming Sha Shan, The Mountains of Singing Sands, Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China

The Uncluttered I

I miss the desert
Its clarity
Its stillness
Its silent challenge

I miss the uncluttered I
Standing alone
In an expanse of sand

The rustle of the hot breeze
A soothing ruffle
Flows over the undulations
Of my being
Writhing free of the skin
Which has cocooned me
Confined me
Now released

Singing Sands Selfie
Ming Sha Shan
The Mountains of Singing Sands
Gansu Province, China

Taken during travels, 1998