Palest of blue skies
Streaked with a whisper of white,
Sun blistering every surface.
Mountains scorched naked
Contrast with heaven
While blow dryer hot winds
Offer little relief.
Uninhabitable would this land be
Were it not for man’s interference,
Damming up the rivers
Turning arid earth to green.
Glorified by hollywood westerns
But in reality, this must have been like Hell.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~