Of coyotes and cacti

Picture from the Happy Color app and provided by Paula Light

Does the coyote notice the texture
of the harsh desert sky? The sun
leaves brushstrokes on the horizon,
a living landscape of lights
cascading like colorful confetti
celebrating life for its own sake.

And what of the cactus, calling out
in dull greens, living in the shadow
of that portrait screaming above?
The coyote lives on the dirt, primal
and simple, indifferent to the wonders
howling where heavens dare.


Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Written for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration 24 – “desert and, more importantly, to finally give coyotes the comeuppance they so richly deserve.

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 11 years and 3-year-old son, and at least for the next year, I’m on the right side of 40. (Both the interstate and existence, in years). I am a Tar Heel born and bred, and watch every Yankees game I can. My goal is to visit all 30 MLB stadiums in the next 10 years. I’ve been to 5 so far! Obviously I enjoy writing, but I also enjoy watching and reading sci-fi. I’m slowly attempting to finish my first novel, a “humorous” sci-fi romp which may be finished one day. I am a Doctor Who obsessive and choose Star Trek over Star Wars.

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