Parched desert-drinkers; mottled mouths
thirsting for the kiss and quench of water.
Patterned pebbles peeping between barren boulders;
fleshy freckle-flecked faces with slit-mouth smiles.
Swollen sponges water-soaking, plump with liquid;
oases of life amid lifeless rocks and stones.
Speckled succulents, rotund as harvest moons,
crowned with autumn's starry flowers.
*Living Stones or Lithops are a genus of succulent plants