NOW I KNOW YOU, MOUNTAIN

 

I use to look at you from afar

from soft blades of blue

atop eastern hills, gentle and few

I did not know you, Mountain

 

I use to look at you from afar

assuming your intention unfairly

hard and forbidding, I thought – narrowly

I did not know you, Mountain

 

Now I look at you on par

unapologetic taunter of soft ambition

fresh stream soul-filler, without condition

and I ask you, Mountain

 

Muse my fiery mind

you magnifier of the moon and stars

So I see, Mountain

 

Challenge my fallacious fears

you wind-whispering hard truth-teller

So I trust, Mountain

 

Enable my boundless spirit

you sharp feathered arrow to the infinite above

So I move, Mountain

 

Enflame my incisive heart

you secret cave protector of the tender underbody

So I love, Mountain

 

Now I look at you on par

and I ask you, Mountain

Believe me, Mountain

Trust me, Mountain

Because I know you, Mountain

 

Sarai Snyder, Make More – Day 1, January 2, 2016

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