gravel road

I didn’t think so at the time

but now I know better.

Today at least

Now

The grass in the desert isn’t as green

Muted. thirsty.

like us

On our toes edging forward

fighting the prevailing wind

I trust this space

the emptiness here

quiet

for now

not forever

two voices shouting

in the background

all around

louder and louder

Shhh

be still for now.

i.i.©