Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

RARER EARTH


                                       Deep into December I feel like this
A little less sanguine late in the day,
Languishing, expectation by expectation, ungiven.
The sun shines fervently over the pluperfect desert. 
Space beckons all-too-often. The mesas and mountains,
Their rough, staid, icy silence exuberant
With frilly wildflowers sown in ancient black tuff.

                                        Then I long for the city, outré life, the way                         
Country crooners once pined for the road, inspired lovers,             
Raw clay since plowed into dense-dark cloisters,              
Hidden caches, rapped, hermetic streets, drags sans trees,                              
Under a canopied skyscraped sky, émigrés all                      
From the sun— that life, crackly, dour, in-                             
different, so full of its own resonant self.