Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park

Today, Friday, November 13, 2020, I spent several hours hiking the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park. Below are a few of the photographs I took, and also a poem that I started to write while bathing in the sunlight atop one of the rocks.

Come out to the earth with me

And open your soul to foresee

Cathedrals cut from a desert sea

For past is future out here

Look back with the eyes of a seer

Let go whatever you may hold dear

And now let yourself be still

Your soul the winds alone fulfill

Timelessness your one remaining thrill

Please, do not try to catch her

This moment will never recur

Her kiss as faint as a lost whisper

But carved into jagged stone

Walls only the heavens have known

Picture of a goddess on her throne

So worship her in this place

Timelessness clothed in rock and grace

Turn up your eyes, and see your own face

And then you will say aloud:

The desert wind blows very still

And there is forever nothing else

Published by Michael Sean Erickson

I write, act, and produce films in Los Angeles. Everything else is conjecture.

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