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Desert Planet ELN-1

by Denny E Marshall


Dry planet covered
With massive dunes
Like giant waves
In a motionless hurricane
Stretching across the horizon
Only blocked by curvature

When the winds kick in
The motion is relentless
Like a shape shifter
Constantly alternating forms

The light colored sand
Flows like slow liquid
Like blowing satin sheets
Strung on a clothesline

The hot sun beat down
Heat rising like warriors
Adding blurred activity
In this waterless sea
In snow blindness
Mirages come to life


© 2015 Denny E Marshall

Denny E. Marshall has had art, poetry, and fiction published.

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