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Desert Setting

by Melinda Elmore

The desert unrelenting
Cactus stands tall

Weaving a basket
Made from straw

Mountains sprouting toward the sky
To seize the day
To unknown highs

Sitting on a rock
Working with your hands

Crafting the perfect basket
Made only by hand

While sitting in the sun
Unknown by man

© Copyright 2006 Melinda Elmore.

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