Solid Ground: A Poem

There is no solid ground here where I stand
My feet are sinking beneath this sand
I feel betrayed by this shifting ground
I see no help as I look around
No branch or vine to pull me free
Not a single soul to rescue me
My pleas for mercy go unheard
I beg for answers, but get no word
I’m all alone in this desert sand
My throat is dry,  my skin is tanned
I see no end to this blistering heat
The sand keeps shifting beneath my feet
My eyes keep searching for some solid ground
But there’s nothing, and no one, all-around