Dawn breaks across jagged night
Teeth bared, sun arising,
Cool moments before sledgehammer
Heat, squinting eyes.
Sweat drips through cotton
Drones the fly as sleep is
Near impossible. Time to roam
Across the blasted hillside, Avoid
Snakes and spiders, boars and wolves.
Rehydrate with dehydrating drink,
Ready for a night of fiesta, of calamucho
And tent goats. Beware! The pack of wild
Dogs as their cateyes reflect fear and desire.
Beware the naked ramble, the sacrificial
Earthworks, ramparts, fortifications.
Wake up! Growling dawn once more.