Saturday, April 15, 2006

Southwest 15: Miscarriage in a Canyon

In Boynton Canyon, vortex
by Sedona, sky-
magnetic red rock spires
rising on each wall
emitting light scintilla
arcing over slickrock,
sage, and junipers
with spirit-altering
nativity, they built
a luxury resort
and christened it Enchantment.

Barricaded by
a sentry guardhouse turning
uninvited traffic
from its sanctuary,
and a string of barbed wire
bordering a trail
that skirts the southern wall,
it sits like some adobe
prison, housing damned
big misconceptions of
the essence of enchantment.

~Son Rivers 2006

see series to date at chapblog Southwest Wheels

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