Don "Kingfisher" Campbell

 

Poetry Workshops  Educator  Open Mic Host Poet

 

 

Congratulations to Don! Don is our 2nd runner up in our 4th annual Los Angeles Poet Society Summer Poetry Contest with his poem, Joshua Tree Trip!

 

 

 

JOSHUA TREE TRIP

 

smiles in the car

two hours later arrive

petroglyphs on rocks

 

balance ourselves beside

boulders that dwarf us

we stroll hand-in-hand

 

past the many arms

of Joshua, single-fingered

Yucca, sit on stone “benches”

 

view Coachella Valley vista

Palm Springs tiny buildings

haze over Salton Sea

 

San Andreas Fault

pose with peaks

climb edges, bark

 

at the bluest sky

while nature’s personalities

show in formation

 

volcanic birthplace

rising and defeated limbs

perform poetry to space

 

Buddha-like mountains

silent sentinels patiently

outlast manmade windmills

 

(c)2014 Don "Kingfisher" Campbell

 

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