A Desert Landscape / Hope
Heat shimmers above the orange sand –
The landscape sculpted by the Creator’s hand.
Wind-blown swirls of light and shade,
Wind-worn rocks of wondrous shape.
Hills and valleys, dry as dust,
A river course where water must
Have once given life to the arid earth
Before the years of drought brought death.
A lizard darts quick as a blink
Into the shade of a piece of stone.
Proof that there is some life after all
And the struggle for survival can be won.