You make my heart scream
Crashing against the shores of reality.
You make my flesh burn
Left in the wake of your touch.
I am where the desert meets the sea
Drowning sand and scorching waves.
I am brittle as bleached white bones
Left to splinter under the sun’s dry breath.
And how I long for your shade
For your cool sweetwater eyes.
Once the desert knew the taste of rain
The sea was not weighed down by salt.
But you have found me brittle bare and charred
With only the hollow dream of dirt and trees.