Stranded in an Urban Desert

Kenny Irwin

Palm Springs, United States

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This is my tribute to the Los Angeles Basin, an environment so otherworldly an alien to me and my very essence that has been bonded to nature since the littlest of ages. Now I find my self trapped here in in this place void of nature.

A place where the air is so acrid that waking in the morning requires an extra push for precious O2 as your lungs are heavy and tired from the polluted air of yesterday gasping to make it to the air of tomarro.

A place where the water is so poisonous if you dare try to drink it will poison you.

A bustling overly congested city of noise, light and pollution choked to the point that it becomes apparent you are trapped in a different kind of desert, a rather unnatural desert that is urban and endless in both time and distance as it sprawls to the horizon in every direction. You cannot escape it in body or mind that even your life force chokes in it’s ghastliness that not even a single bird chirps or even a star shines at night.

A place now abandoned by nature. This place is that urban desert, a vast desert that both my brother and me struggle to escape the clutches of as my brother struggles for his life and I am with him every step of the way to take him back to a place of blue skies, grassy meadows and trees that are home to life in the air, water and on the ground. Where the natural deserts meet the mountains soaring miles into the skies in a spectacular orchestrated symphony of magnificence that must not ever be taken for granted for those who are fortunate and blessed to live in such places.

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