Red desert dune

Red desert dune

Shy mound of pubescent

scrub

covering bare flesh

split and ready for rain..

parched under the blue

vermilion sky

the endless why of existence

Red desert dune

surprised by visitors

Disturbed in your pristine

smooth

unchanged space..

Previously no trace

of footprint

or mark or scar

to show that anyone

had passed

save perhaps

a wisp

of air

or a pair of black banded

snakes twinning

there….