Desert


	Desert stretches. No water over the horizon
	Or tomorrow. Be self-sufficient.
	Austere retreat, where His tenets are magnified
	To make Him palpable.

	Desert expands. Green oasis gardens slit up
	Or deteriorate. Be self-conscious.
	His name does not pacify strife between men
	For a place of grandeur.

	Desert dunes move. Like corruption now here
	Or next there. Be self-protective.
	Domiciles are dug out with shovels and buckets
	For shielding, muddy walls.

	Desert dust climbs. It rolls on in yellow clouds
	Around the globe. Be self-critical.
	Billions of micro-crystals are raining, grinding
	To question His instructions.





Udo Frentzen 2017