Desert Dance

by Larry Robbins

Doors shield no longer.
Out, heat, fear, long, slow.
Winds, Dust, Smoke, Roads cheer.
Badwater, Desert Dance.

Desert Flowers, Hot Running.
Desert Flowers, Natural Watching.
In, heat, fear, long, slow.
Winds, Dust, Smoke, Roads cheer.
Badwater, Desert Dance.

In, heat, fear, long, slow.
Sunrise greets, spirit, will.
Sunrise, Dry Wind, Distance.
Winds, Dust, Smoke, Roads cheer.
Badwater, Desert Dance.

In Sunrise, Dry Wind, Distance.
Sunrise greets, spirit, will.
Lonely Slope, upward endless.
Winds, Dust, Smoke, Roads cheer.
Badwater, Desert Dance.

Lonely Slope, upward endless.
In Stars, night, pushing, wandering
Miles away, misery, mercy.
Winds, Dust, Smoke, Roads cheer.
Badwater, Desert Dance.

In Stars, night, pushing, wandering.
Lonely Slope, upward endless.
Victory, Tomorrow, Finish, Still.
Winds, Dust, Smoke, Roads cheer.
Badwater, Desert Dance.

Out, Cool, Rest, Home.
Cool, Sleep, Water, Home.
Winds, Dust, Smoke, Roads cheer.
Badwater, Desert Dance.