Driving west through sandstone’s
red arenas, a rodeo of slow erosion
cleaves these plains, these ravaged cliffs.
This is cowboy country. Desolate. Dull. Except
on weekends, when cafes bloom like cactus
after drought. My rented Mustang bucks
the wind—I’m strapped up, wide-eyed,
busting speed with both heels, a sure grip
on the wheel. Black clouds maneuver
in the distance, but I don’t care. Mileage
is my obsession. I’m always racing off,
passing through, as though the present
were a dying town I’d rather flee.
What matters is the future, its glittering
Hotel. Clouds loom closer, big as Brahmas
in the heavy air. The radio crackles
like a shattered rib. I’m in the chute.
I check the gas and set my jaw. I’m almost there.
21 thoughts on “Compression”
Stunning cloud formations in the sky. Spectacular color. WOW!
*speechless*…just, wow! Were you up in a plane?
Wow…. This is stunning!
Very unique shapes and nice subtle colors. Beautiful capture.
Outstanding. Love the cloud formations and the colors to boot.
Great sky ! Well done !
Beautiful composition I love the colours in those clouds
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Awsome and oppressive sky.
Amazing sky…ominous, yet beautiful.
Nice work Eddie, wonderful effect
That is a beautiful melange of gorgeous colour.
wow what amazing formations and colors in the clouds, this is breathtaking
Bravo!! Wonderful work!
excellent sky and colors
The very painting.. Cool!
wow i don’t know that i’ve ever seen purple clouds before, there’s something else unreal about them, GREAT shot!
stuning!!! the image is great but the tones they blow my mind.
stunning scene and capture of it.