Desert Blooms

These little water catchers,

sponges of the desert,

green islands dotting the sand sea,

armed to protect the well within.

Most often I avoid this plant; 

reminding my husband to trim

around the base of our pear

tree when the first white blooms

rain down, certain the wild

cacti will reappear near

the trunk.  But this day, 

while sitting on my parent’s

porch, I spied a blossom

offered from a prickly tuft,

and I wondered why 

I’ve been so resistant to see

beauty here in the most arid

of places.  West Texas 

may not be lush, but it has art —

vibrant orange-hued sunsets,

full view blue skies, and treasures

that bloom in the desert sand.

—C.L. Fisher, May 2020

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