Sierras # 2

by Leonard M Hawkes

Broad, round shouldered
And granitic,
A mounded
Stony barrier,
Thick, resistive,
Often thinly clad,
Burnt bare,
Or rubbed raw
By brutal ice;

Formed to afflict
And torment Man,
The sea wall
Of the western sky,
Guzzling seasonally
Lest Basin Life
Become too easy,
Its deizens weak:
Propitious pallisade
Of arid faith.


Author's Note: Impressions from the Basin side.

Posted on 07/17/2003
Copyright © 2023 Leonard M Hawkes

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