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Erodium (Stork's Bill) seeds corkscrewing into cracks in desert soil

Like arid land in summer

My dry heart thirsts for you.

Riding a tide of lust

I surge and search for you.

Open and vulnerable

My wadis await the flashflood.

Perhaps some seeds would sprout this year.


Orit Adar, 14.2.2002.

Published in Voices, Israel, (2005)

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