Don't think of it only as sand and
wrinkling dunes, blowing dust
and legends of lost cities.
Don't think of camel bells and
caravans approaching oases of palms.
Don't think of moonscapes, sand
storms, and wilderness, desolate
All right. Wilderness is allowed.
Think wild. Think of a desert in spring.
Think American cactuses in bloom.
Think of small creatures running,
red snakes sunning, and blossoms
blessing the gift of sight.