I use my legs with gratitude everyday,
to walk and run and hike.
But when I came upon this place,
then I felt I could lay aside my weary legs
and take up a tail.
dragonflies and moon milk:
a turquoise honey flowing from the crystal caverns
of the inner Earth
pours into a great dusty sand bowl
settling into white baths
that overflow like spilled sunshine.
We were the ones who woke at 3
in the back of the car
to stretch tired bones
to this sacred site.
Pockets filled with smiles, seeds and a little
we followed the river lines
along the canyon walls.
Breath . Breath . Breath
A sunrise and purple flowers.
Shaded alcoves and
the sound of hooves from far away.
Pink blooming cactus rose
and a lazy afternoon spent sleeping when the sun was out.
Awakening only to find I am still dreaming...