Poetry Travel

The Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon




Chess pawn pieces

ornaments to the garden

left to freeze

in an eruption of the landscape

exposed to a dry cobalt sky.


The sand residue glistens

fills up the prongs of the aloe plant

starves the tree roots of stable ground

leaving in the remains

Queen Elizabeth on her thrown

wallstreet and a lazy alligator

all in bad luck.