The Broken Land

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This is a broken land.

Cracks and crevices, some unseen, lead down

deep into the sand and ash

that make up our vision of Earth.

 

 

583_2670This is our rift valley — like Africa’s open wound

but ours is almost hidden from view.

Time and the desert are relentless.

But if you look — and you see — there are clues.

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Apache Tears lie in the sand like glass eyes.

Pompeii and Herculaneum were caught by surprise

but no one felt the same heat here…so long ago.

No one heard the roar or saw the rush of fire and ash.

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The sleeping caldera is a playground now

but once it filled the sky with hell fire.

The heat still warms the hot springs where

we try to relax….newcomers playing with fire.

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