About The Author
D. R. Prescott has written a novel, a collection of short stories, a nonfiction book, a collection of essays, planetarium show/display scripts, two family histories, technical articles and business plans as well as written for and edited several newsletters.
 
Awards and published work include Writers' Journal, Long Story Short, Taj Mahal Review literary journal, The Orange County Register, Writer's Digest, and Writing.com and four books among other challenges.
 
As a former aerospace executive and planetarium program director, Prescott currently writes and explores life in Orange, California.
 
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"Sentience can be annoying."-DRP Abt. 1990
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Since 2008, Prescott has been a regular contributor of
essays and short stories to
The Taj Mahal Review Literary Journal
Get your copies now at: http://tajmahalreview.com/
 
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Joshua Tree
JOSHUA TREE

by

D. R. Prescott


Joshua Tree, you menacing form,
Straining toward the desert sky.
Stolid amid nature's torrid storm,
Seeming perpetual, never to die.

Standing ever still, always a frown.
You monarch of the shifting sand.
Secrets hidden in your thorny crown.
Rise up, you devil! Take command!

Your tentacles reach out, yet still,
Waiting to grasp at any passer-by.
In darkness or light, heat or chill,
Existing tirelessly, never a sigh.

Poised on an eerie mental perch,
A persistent reminder of the unknown.
A haunting menace ready to lurch,
With threat of a dagger yet unthrown.

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