(written sometime between ’06 and ’07 after a hike to Raine Falls)
With yellow leaf of Aspen
carpeting my path,
I pull my body up
and up the cliff side trail to
hear my heartbeat singing in my ears with
Here abruptly I am
instructed by the rising sun and
setting moon to
join as best I can their promenade.
For this surprise audition, I will tune
into the restless rhythm
With the River Rogue below
I set my feet to flight!
The ballet turns I give in front
of this full house of ferns and
nettles thrill me!
And the wind’s applause belongs
inside my ears with
my own heartbeat’s songs.