In your eyes is rain on the desert
A storm growing in power.
First like furtive glances it hides
Then the beauty bubbles out.
And endless blue turns to swirling grey
And the sun is shattered across the clouds
Slender slivers of golden sunlight dance and peek through the storm
Thunder crashes and echoes on dry mountains
The pounding rain and—
The desert is lit with the crackling spear
And in a blink is gone.
I held my hand against the fury of the storm
And saw in your eyes that burning
Wind stealing the words from my mouth that said:
I love you
The storm flew through me, never slowing for my pleading palm, it only screamed,
Rage and fear and
But the storm gives life
And the desert reaches out its hungry sand and stones and broken
Cactus and flowers
Seeking and searching for water, find it
The empty expanse becomes
Sapphire blue and ruby red and sparkling.
A sunset of gems
And green of growing emeralds
Then the barren stream beds weep over sun baked clay
With a whisper, the storm is gone
With a teardrop of rain
With a soft smile
And the sun again burns
And the sky is so blue
Blue, blue, blue that I remember and now
I don't see the beauty in the blue.
For the storm has passed
And now some other sand will drink its life
Will see the beauty through its hate
And feel the wind,
The desert reflects the sky imperfectly
Gold sand and silver lightning
Violet petals and yellow sun
And I see your eyes
The blue and grey of stormy skies
The green of life
And the flecks of shattered sun
In your eyes
is rain on the desert.