to a 4-year-old    sand singing
in a box      little bucket
& tiny shovel    someone to play
with past supper    sandbox morphs

to vast sahara        rapture multiplies
desert of knives       fingers
bleed      skin seared
by sunlight    hearts forget

sweet rough       sandbox
becomes memory       child’s tiny heart
seared & hemorrhaging      burgundy
waterfalls of blood       war the end

of advanced civilzation       snail
paced migration    rapture petitions
again, again     rapture’s invitation
to a 4-year-old        sand

singing        again, again