• Archkeeper

Sweet is the Peace the Desert Brings

Updated: Dec 16, 2019

By Evan Jones


Have you ever heard


flaps of a desert crow’s wings


bouncing off orange earth;



That sweet percussion —


soft, rhythmic taps of snowflakes


slamming on slickrock.



That sacred moment


in this new temple you have


found. Have you ever



stood still as stone so


that you could listen to the


beating of your heart



and held your breath and


your saliva on your tongue


as to not


disturb?