The mountains whisper
and the rocks sing vespers
praising the cactus lessons of compassion;
sheltering webs and owls an unexpected side effect of its
army of merciless spears
Protecting water core.
Praying for the predators to eat
And speaking safety to the prey.
Sacred voices sweet and clear, like boy sopranos,
Imperceptible to the prisoners of steel and duty
Tasked ears focused, filled with babble of rubber tire rhythm,
Always rolling forward without pause.