The Ecphorizer

Hot Air Ballooning
Sheryl L. Nelms

Issue #64 (March 1987)

like a rainbowed whisper
it murmurs through
the mountain mist

slips between damp molecules
slides down the Santa Cruz Valley

floats out
over the reach of giant saguaro

to dissipate
in the desert

SHERYL L. NELMS, balloonist and multiply-published poet, took the time to send us a post card from Tucson, AZ. It shows five fire-engine red chickens, four electric blue, and three chrome yellow. It's something about the desert air, apparently.

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Sheryl L. Nelms

SHERYL NELMS is a widely published poet (over 500 poems so far) and editor of little magazines. Besides managing a family with three teenagers, she plays racquetball and rides a dirt bike. She is a native of Marysville, Kansas.