all Joshua, nettles, cactus, scrub.
Porous chalky bones erupt like weeds
Ribs like hands
Clawing through the sand
and skulls with smooth black holes
where eyes should be.
Winds kick up spinning, angry dusters
that tear at wire, broken fences
and cracked and crumpled beer cans rusting.
Just one narrow,split lane,
cracked and asphalt highway.
the cars race through
when skies turn dark
rarely does one stop and park.
The barren world
is stark and true,
and in the stygian hostile night,
captures and devours you.