Ribbon of Stone


On the edge of the desert stands a stone border
Built in sand without water, brick, or mortar
Marvel of the landscape, the scale of all in sight
Lowly desert floor, then granite's rising might
The stone fortress rising to capture the eye
Hundreds of feet tall sheer rock to the sky
Follow the trail West, marked Interstate 8
Casa Grande, Gila Bend, Yuma's River Gate
All the way down from atop Looking Glass
Up, and through man made Telegraph Pass
I'm certain the stone is to hold back the sand
Give direction to the wind and too decorate the land
In sand and stone, where life is harsh and bare
Plants n' trees grow, with a father's loving care
Critters have adapted to this hot and arid space
Living in sand n' stone, within this desert place
Desert Land, shifting sand, with markers to atone
Held in time immortal by a Ribbon made of Stone

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