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Timothy Mason : POET

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Sand Tastes Good In Your Coffee

There is a moment when sand tastes good in your coffee
when cinders add flavor to your stew.
It is a moment when Budweiser tastes good
especially if its cold

It is a moment at moonrise
when camp is set, packs are off
and hiking is for fun, not travel

On the desert, unlike the ocean
total immersion lasts longer than your breath
It is stamina, not sustaining spray and burn
that keeps you going
It is dancing with moonshadows
then watching the sun crown the red rock spires

It is a moment when coyote and mockingbird sing
When it is the look in your eyes that keeps you going

Sandals and Cactus
Sandstone and Rain

There is a moment when
sand tastes good in your cofffee.

updated: 4 years ago