On the Road to Satori – The Ru’nes of the Colorado


route 66 by mezaka

the End of the Dream…

we rode underneath a fire-red sun
the heat waves rose beneath our wheels
the desert was hot and dry as we drove
in our dusty automobile

the sun ricocheted into the horizon
and oblivion
the air crackled dry with sagebrush and a sky
squashed by the burning sun

we rode the desert in search of satori
but ended our quest
with roast beef on rye and beer to quench our thirst
as we made our way West from one roadhouse to the next

five hundred horses
pull our wagon through the dunes

leave no fear of dying as we drive
through the canyons and the ru’nes

palm treed groves like Eden
welcome you to Los Angeles
they are a relief
from the desert and the grief
across the burning desert sands
and the desecrated Indian lands

now we sit
back tip tequilas
on San Pedro Bay

we followed the sunset
from the east coast to the sea
and watched it fall away


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