Reaching the Peak

We stood looking at the glacier as the clouds opened up layers of mountain flowing around trees, rocks, and grassland below Our guide asked us a simple question, one that felt bigger than it sounded From here, how does it seem to you- to reach the peak? I looked hard at that distant point I... Continue Reading →

Before Our Trek

Before the sweet victory of coffee Before the first boat left San Pedro Before Venus sat over the lake Before the rain and beers went down hard Before the creek filled shoes with cool water, or ran by tempting the dry boots on rocks Before we looked back and saw how far we came Before... Continue Reading →

In Nature’s Arms

A marathon over mountains eight meals shared seven creeks crossed strangers turned friends The sharp edge of nature rubbed my ends raw drained my last ounce my strength come and gone A glimpse of the divine in her moss in her sunbeams in her starlight An overwhelming quiet washing over bringing rest step after step... Continue Reading →

Struggle vs. Victory (Slice of Life: Day 25)

A reverso is a poem with two halves. In a reverso, the second half reverses the lines from the first half, with changes only in punctuation and capitalization — and it has to say something completely different from the first half. -www.readbrightly.com/reverso-poetry-writing-verse-reverse/ What a mountain of emotions! Feeling overwhelmed from the aches and pains. Is the... Continue Reading →

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