Empyreal Epiphany

Written by: Roy Jerden

At the Rio Grande gorge
A high desert camping spot
Sleeping soundly on my back
On a canvas camper cot

Nature's bidding wakens me
Then I know that I must rise
In chilly desert darkness
So I split my sleepy eyes

Horizon to horizon
The resplendent Milky Way!
Transcendental radiance
And it steals my breath away

Mother Earth embraces me
I see Father Sky above
A trinity of unity
An eternity of love

Hesitant to break the spell
Minutes motionless I lie
In this enchanted moment
I could be content to die...