Dry heat licks my skin
Drizzling me in honey
Silent craters, dimpled divots
Water is the desert's money.
Slice the sky like butter
Smear it on my smock
Yellow glitter cuts my palms
Dragon bathes on molten rock.
The desert is a great big hall
Bedouins dance on sizzling earth
Sugar and leafs in small glass mugs
Noisy camels, silent birth.
Don't fall down the steep red hill
Made from maroon grain
Wrap your cloth around your chin
Protect your stars from the desert's bane.
Kiss the freezing morning sand
Love your stinky camels!
The desert is a sleepy refuge
Chew the dirty nail enamel.
Clay repels the crying sky
Slippery sheets of tin enclosures
The mud cracks the thirsty stone
Smiling steam from crooked smolder.