Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ever Ride Your Bike in an Oven?

Late into the night we drove out into the desert,
we slept near the car and woke as the sky got brighter
no sooner than the sun crested the distant bare peaks than the air began to warm, quickly
hotter and hotter

riding a ridge above masada
distant bedouin camps
roadside camels and donkeys

baren beauty

long dry hot day of looking for rest
solo crater dusk ride
colors shifting, shawdows stretching
slept hard in a bedouin camp
mosquito swatting

early morning moving
riding into the oven...
the sun rose as did the temperature
sparse refuge amongst the blinding moonscape

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