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Scrubbed

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The Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona is often scrubbed of tracks, both animal and human, by strong winds.
 


Wind, relentless wind,
keeps erasing my footprints
behind and before.

 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Prickly Poppy

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Shadows surround a prickly poppy blossom in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.
 

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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Branches

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The branches of a dead indigo bush cast shadows across the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 
 
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Sunset

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A December sunset dances through the sky of the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


As they cook supper,
no one in the homeless camp
admires the sunset.

 
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Changes

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On a wintry day in the Sonoran Desert, storm clouds form in the east.
 


Winter afternoon—
one dove falling from the clouds
changes everything.

 
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Song

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Sunrise in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


The song of a dove
slips through some tangled branches
toward the rising sun.

 
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Cry

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


With a cry of joy
a dove rises from her nest
and wings toward the sun.

 
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Balm

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The Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona seems to offer little to anyone passing through.
 


In this barren land
will I find the balm I seek
to ease my longing?

 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Monstrous Shadow

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The monstrous shadow of an ironwood tree spreads across the Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona.
 
 
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Hiding Places

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A wash fills with shadows in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona.
 


among the branches
a hundred hiding places—
blackbird needs but one

 
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