Desert Debate

The desert screams orgasmic color bloom
Sand and rock accustomed to their pallor
Green and pink, red starburst, purple blue flume
Spurs impassionate debate of color

Yellow bright claims entente with moon and sun
Blue looks skyward reflects his wetted plane
Red remembers the blood of chosen one
Then Purple laughs and calls himself the rain

Green gloats leaf and stem in support of all
Pink thinks she’s a rock star petals tender
Brown remains in claim of pterodactyl
Orange warms her sacral chakra pleasure

Rainbow flowered of egos grandiose
While sand and rock know grey will last the most

It’s a day late for Day 23 of the NaPoWriMo Challenge. I put off yesterday’s poem because 1) I love writing sonnets and 2) I was so exhausted from running 20-miles in the canyons that my mind couldn’t begin to conceive a sonnet.

So, the challenge for yesterday was to write, as you guessed, a sonnet. Traditionally, sonnets are 14-line poems, with ten syllables per line, written in iambs (i.e., with a meter in which an unstressed syllable is followed by one stressed syllable, and so on). I chose to use the Shakespearean Sonnet rhyme scheme

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