Rains Cascade From The Mountaintop

Rains cascade from the mountaintop

So fluid in its dance of desperation

Tumbling over granite shards

Impregnating the seed of the dormant bride

Soon she will welcome her offspring

Colorful and joyous

Springing from crack and crevice

To play amongst the warmth of the winds

Her groom–

Disappearing ever downward

Seeks slumber in the bed below

Having succumbed to destiny

Coyote and cacti feed from his humble remains

Quenching their arid thirst

Until at once

…He is no more


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Desert Drawn Skyward (Tanka)

Phoenix Arizona Haboob July 5, 2014

Phoenix Arizona Haboob July 5, 2014

Desert drawn skyward

Where the earth meets with heaven

A blanket of brown

Swallowing all in its path

Like a final curtain call


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


 *Welcome to the 2014 monsoon season here in the desert southwest.  Maybe we will get a little bit of rain here tonight…if we’re lucky.

Shipwrecked (Reverse Acrostic)

Many a trip to distant shores

Seen from deck and crows nest high

I pray my return home to Aliveri

Its port, my village, my final trip

Still far from home the wind did blow

Gale ripping sails from masthead and spar

Fierce storm did brew this wretched foe

Fear contagious proving fatally toxic

Men jumping ship as we list and creak

Hull split and torn, I choke on frigid brine

I bid you farewell with great sorrow–I’m dead


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Poetry Prompt #6 Reverse Acrostic – We Drink Because We’re Poets – Prompt Word: Shipwreck