Homer Wilson Ranch, Chihuahuan Desert, Big Bend National Park, Texas

There is no straight line through the desert. What looks easy is hard. 'Barranco' after 'barranco', all hidden from the horizon. Impassible terrain. Snaking a path is the only way. Driving into Big Bend National Park, shades of purple compete with mounds of desert brush. Each clamoring for the win. Key notes of Freddy Fender …

Moon over Desert

How do I write about you, sitting there out of reach? So full of yourself. An exhibitionist bold in your arrival. Wreaking havoc along the way. Your presence impossible to miss. Magnetic. Glowing. Witness to all, you are the moon. Photo Courtesy of Matt Walter, Alpine, Texas