Canyon at Night

Canyon at Night - a pictoral poem by T Newfields
what was once ocean
has become a dry stream

what was once covered with saltwater
is now stone & sparse green

trillions of sand grains woven over eons ah time
lift up as ruddy rocks reveal their hearts
to the dark

when the moon rises
fresh secrets are unveiled
as brush mice, scorpions, & rattlesnakes
chant with coyote, rabbits, & deer

how brightly the stars shine at night
in places few ever see!

though sandstone walls seem impassable
if your imagination rises
kachina will speak