I kick off my dusty shoes

the east
splits into earth and sky
and beyond the grey/red crack
in the world
an unknown sun
hastens to this place
this desert place
that has known far too many
relentless suns

a night creature now
I remember long years ago
when I rose with the dawn
pale and fresh
but that was another place
another time
where the suns were kinder

I kick off my dusty shoes
and go inside
to sleep