trees thrifty enough to kill off most of their own limbs.
Ruthless is the mental construct of a rushed intellect.
Cruel is married to beauty. To the south is sand. Only
Between the women palms are face up, dangling off brown
At dawn shallow tracks of beetles and lizards, flies and
Lizards are burrowed in, cool, breathing through sand. Cats
"Beadwork" first appeared in Many Mountains Moving, Volume II, Number 2. The work appears here by permission of the author.
Original Graphic Image, "Amidah, Study 3" © 1999 by Jim Davis-Rosenthal