Steven Riley: Topaz Camp Morning

Spring '14 TOC

The Man on a walk yawns

Facing the blue-framed sun

Its light strums the tight barbed fence

A melody of thorns and stones


Laughing children run ahead

Cresting waist deep about him

They dream of flying kites

Licking shaved ice treats


He bends, inhaling slowly

Brushing desert sand

Off freshly polished

Laced brown shoes


Remembering the day

He rode horses

On a beach

Cloudless sky, slight breeze


-Steven Riley


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