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Alone in the Desert

by Manas Moksha

Sagebrush in the shadows
Darkness uncovers its pungent smell
My skin is overcome by waves of night
caressing
soft and present

Thoughts digress
in an arbor of directions
and the darkness
slowly becomes my friend

12/29/2007

Posted on 12/29/2007
Copyright © 2020 Manas Moksha

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Mara Meade on 12/29/07 at 08:46 PM

I see neither desert or garden, but a focus on what is growing and what it gives. Well focused, well expressed, well described.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 05/11/10 at 12:28 PM

the only way to do justice to this poem is to say that I love it and to omit every other remark I might have concerning it, except to say that I find it remarkably composed.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 04/06/12 at 02:55 PM

I enjoyed this POTD. Having sagebrush near me now and as a child these words can trigger the fragrance for me. How you ease into the shadows and the night is very warm and enveloping. Thank you.

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