ACROSS THE DESERT, I TRAVEL

  My  challenge this day, a trek across the always 
  Dangerous, desert,

  Pack my things, just myself and a backpack, complete 
  With all I need.

  Dressed In jeans, hiking boots, long sleeved shirt, and hat, 
  I am ready,

  Early morning as the rising sun stares down upon me, 
  Time to move.

  Such a feeling, to seem alone In the world, step by step 
  Through the quiet

  Morning while nature does Its own thing, I am watched 
  As I walk,

  Across the desert I travel, with a breeze swirling around 
  What surrounds.

  The heat of the day has not yet arrived, as I continue my 
  Quest through the desert land,

  So much beautiful and unusual plant life, animals seen 
  From a distance.

  The sun Is moving, day Is disappearing with shadows, 
  Forming upon the land,

  I'll soon make camp with the animals of the night, a fire 
  So bright, warm with light.

  When the morning comes, then I will continue my journey, 
  Until I am done,

  Across the desert I travel.

                                            Keith Garrett 

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