Treasure Island

Kevin Rottweiler


Cactus Desert


it is so hot in the desert
cactus soaks up the rain
for a rainy day
it educates others with its
cactus thorns
nobody bothers it
it is so hot in the desert
my tongue is too dry
I want to eat a popsicle
but that is so far away
so far away
once you are here
you stay a while
learning to live
in the desert
like Moses and the flock
not a nice crowd on the block
it is so hot in the desert
you can lose your religion
like R.E.M.
poets of music

Submitted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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