Thursday, March 1, 2018

Just a glimpse (Day 407)

Once a smooth 
emerald-velvet breast
—where silver lights 
played and twigs rattled, 
concrete crackled, 
and sometimes,
sweetness sang
—deserts now splinter 
into angry glass, newly 
mown sand transformed 
by a blast of blazing 
heat such as the world 
has seldom known.

(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

Image: Sand dunes in Rub' al Khali, Arabia's "empty quarter". 
Acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission 
and Reflection Radiometeror ASTER, aboard 
NASA's Terra Earth-orbiting satellite.