Sunny Fractures

Ten years ago, on an excursion in the middle of the afternoon on a hot February day, I regarded a rock in a roadside cut bank.

One rock was an exfoliating marvel.

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We were headed for other rocks.

We parked, got out, and scrambled up a well-strewn ravine.

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One reward for the scramble was this dry-season waterfall.

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Another reward was a swim in the pool at the base of the falls.

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I can still remember the feeling of the cool water.

Of the hot sun.

And the rocks.

These rocks crack and break.

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On this afternoon the cracks and breaks are sunlit.

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The strong sun casts dark shadows.  

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On Earth’s sun-limned bones.

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