fire in the desert………

can be warm and inviting in the emptiness, particularly on a cold winter night.

but that campfire in the distance?

will there be compadres or desperadoes, gathered around.

how close do you want to get?

that glow way off in the distance?

is it a forest fire in the mountains,

a lightning strike in the brush,

exploding ammo from the base,

a crash on the highway,

2 freight trains coliding miles from any speck of civilization

or?

“there’s a hot wind blowing at the edge of the night

there’s a bad idea banging real hard at my door

i got a dust devil in my brain

telling me i don’t have far to go to go insane”

d.best

quick study paintings on handmade paper laminated to board