The desert is not alone — Angie Combs, Colorado USA

Sun light
fades
shadows blend
united into layers
Darkness
shrouds
The Night is not alone.

Aged with patience
Saguaro
keeps watch
his feathered guards
at the helm
ready
The Crown is not alone

Steady,
enduring,
branches like steel
reach
yearn
cradle the stillness
The Ironwood is not alone

Vipers tucked in hiding
coyote
sings lullaby
blossoms
rejoice in cool reprieve
owl speaks wisdom
The animals are not alone

Between shadows
below
Saguaro’s eye
beneath Ironwood’s arms
amidst
wildlife’s breath
The Migrant is not alone

Behind
fear of despair
Ahead
hope of life
Above
prayers from home
Below
perseverance of those before
The Desert is not alone.

Angie writes, ‘I wrote this on a BorderLinks trip in Tuscon, Arizona USA, 4 January 2016, where I had an immersion experience learning about immigration and migrant workers from Latin America.’