Thursday, June 20, 2013

El Mirage


We streamed into the desert
following a pillar of cloud,
sand cloud, by day, and
a pillar of fire, back fire,
by night, hoping to catch
a glimpse of youth forgotten
when all the world seemed
about fast women and
faster cars. We convinced
ourselves it was no mirage
reflecting an empty landscape
back upon us, empty except
for a pillar of cloud by day.


Over at Tweetspeak Poetry, Seth Haines has a poetry prompt this week – about mirages and mirrors.


Photograph by Michael Miloserdoff via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission. The photograph was taken in El Mirage, California – a dry lake bed. If you click on the photo, you will the name of the sponsor of this particular car.

1 comment:

nance said...

okay, now...this is good.