April 2, 2013 dVerse Broken Pinata

#2 Prompt:  A poem about when your life was a train wreck.

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(Image from the Internet)

Broken Pinata

Pinata breaks

Contents scattered

Across the floor

Burned and kept

In hopes of good luck

Blindfolded

Alone

Traveled West

Walked the

Handrail of the

Rio Grand Gorge Bridge

Balanced the ashes

Took a deep breath

One foot in front of the other

Saturday August 11, 2012 Writing Challenge

Out of Paint
Headed south
Taos in the rearview mirror
Thinking of you
Wonder where you are

Sunflowers bloom yellow
Along roadside
Rocks lie in wait
For someone to carry
Them to new places

The New Mexico
Sky a pale blue
Shrouding mountains
On the horizon

Yellow sign marks crossing
For Mr. Romero’s cow
Evergreens gather
In the foothills

Buffalo, elk jerky
And pinion nuts
Sold along roadside
Winding down
Into the canyon
Following the Rio Grand
All is lush and green

Near the river
Trees grow tall
A short distance away
Ancient old trees
Stunted in their growth
The sun bakes and cracks
The surface of the earth

Without water
The desert is austere
Clings to life on the edge

Emergency trip to Santa Fe
Paint-box empty
No paint for
What seems a “lifetime”
The art supply store is
Permanently closed
For the artist
Without paint
Life is austere

Summer Writing Challenge