Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
A few scattered clouds at daybreak, Riverside County, California
Rugged mountains near Ajo, Arizona
Pour out libations of coffee
on the mountain.
Hand the longer straw
to the loser.
Soften tall buildings
with mystical solvent
until they topple.
Put a painting in each hand,
then toss them into the dumpster.
Do you still believe in miracles
after hearing these dark sayings?
How can your heart not be sad?
Even the blackbird is numb.
A car’s side mirror reflects autumn colors, Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
A stream in the mountains of Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
Evening descends on mountains near Ajo, Arizona.
“Bones” of a long-dead saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016