This poem is a thunderstorm raging across the scrubby desert
lightning striking mammoth saguaros, leaving behind
a spectral skeleton to rot in the coming hot summer sun
This poem is the sound of cold plops of rain hitting dry earth.
This poem is a flooding wash, where muddy waters race
forming their own paths leaving behind in their wake,
exposed crystals, minerals, tumbleweeds and gold
This poem is a flooding river in the once arid desert.
This poem is a kaleidoscope of southwestern wildflowers,
where once barren land save for chollas, and cacti is now a
beautiful landscape of opposites, lush blooms and deadly thorns
This poem is the hopeful voice of spring in Arizona.
This poem is a thunderstorm, a desert wash, and wildflowers.
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page