Davis Mountain Winter Evening
The cold edge of darkness
cut the sun from out the sky
letting it drop and lie behind
the hills southwest of town.
But that was hours ago, at close
of day, when gray ´segued from
polychrome blend to an end of color—
Then the rise of a pale moon provides
a new palette of ice-white tones,
zones of precise brightness, framed by
tenebrous margins, shadowed edges
of moonlit ridges, boulders, flats, and plateaus,
rocks, brush, and sand that define this land.