In northern U.S., desperados (a.k.a. winter snow birds) travel off-season; heading due south/southwest in search of warmer weather. Content to leave blowing snow and ice behind, they drive their posse of bumper-hitch campers, fifth-wheels and motorhomes on clearer roads under clearing skies. Some set hopes on a certain destination while others simply wish to wander anywhere there’s sunshine or long arm of the law can’t reach. After staring between jail bars at bare deciduous branches, sightings of cacti and palm trees give welcome relief; every green or blooming plant serves delight to dulled senses. Creativity thaws, dreams awaken, and youth renews with soothing warmth. Here, even the animal outlaws avoid hibernation.
hazy desert heat
shadow under mesquite shrub
Hey, they’re saddling up for Haibun Monday at d’Verse Poets today…