Desert Rose

Desert Rose

Wind in the Sierras
blowing tumbleweed
across barren, dry landscape
Gone are the heady moments
from the previous night
with men all named John
Insidious pleasures
and steamy dalliances
A day in the life of a girl
known as Desert Rose


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Prompts

Stream of Consciousness - The last photo you took - mine is one of my plants, The Desert Rose which is blooming right now.  It’s name inspired my poem.
RDP - Tumble
FOWC - Insidious
Word of the Day - Dalliance

  14 comments for “Desert Rose

  1. August 20, 2021 at 3:59 am

    Beautiful words and flowers.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 20, 2021 at 8:14 am

      Thanks Brian ☺️

  2. July 31, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    I love this poem Christine. At first I wondered about the Johns and then the penny dropped. Wonderful use of word and love the photo. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      July 31, 2021 at 9:50 pm

      Haha…yes BB, Desert Rose is a woman of the night 🤣 LOL. I had visions of The Chicken Ranch and what goes on there. Otherwise I’d just be writing about the flower. Thanks for noticing the subtlety. ☺️

      • August 1, 2021 at 12:53 am

        Just writing about the flower wouldn’t have been the same. Thanks for introducing me to another place I have never heard of. The goings on in the Chicken ranch must have been something to have a movie made as well. 🙂 🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        August 1, 2021 at 8:32 am

        Yes the Chicken Ranch in Texas closed down in the 70s I understand but the one in Nevada is alive and well and a working brothel with a website and a Facebook page! LOL 🤣🤣🤣

      • August 1, 2021 at 9:30 am

        More information than I need to know but fun never the less Christine. I am sure if I looked I would end up with more p0rn spam 🤣🤣

  3. July 31, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Lovely poem and photo.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 31, 2021 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks Sadje ☺️💕🌺

      • July 31, 2021 at 2:14 pm

        You’re welcome

  4. July 31, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Lovely, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 31, 2021 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you Regina 🌺💕☺️

  5. July 31, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Wow 🤩 gorgeous!!!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 31, 2021 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks Eleanor! ☺️💕

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