Tuesday, February 5, 2013

i left my new home
my chilly, wintry prairie home
the cold of winter,
the colours of winter
of snow
and tree trunks
and pale milky-blue skies

i went back to a previous home 
a desert home
the colours of the desert
of cactus
and mountains
and flowers
and dramatic skies
of brightly-coloured paint

the colours blend with
the textures of the desert
of adobe walls
and wrought-iron gates

when i come back home 
to my chilly wintry prairie home,
i will bring these colours
and textures
back with me