The sand so warm and free, it seems to be
during the day, for the sun is up above.
Her skin, so rough and fair,
She embraces the green plant that fights
for that sunlight with those grey shrubs.
The sun wanes down and the light ends,
She hopes for that sun to come again
But bring a friend who cures with rain.
Ashley Franklin is from a small reservation town in Arizona called Cameron. She attends college now and is learning to use her voice to be a positive influence for her Navajo culture. Her writing is influenced from her memories of the landscape and enjoys it very much. She grew up most of her life there and loves the desert beauty.