stream

mountain breath
and I find the lost valley

yellow
the tiny alpine flower
where I first heard
the astonishing singer

hill walking 2

there is another side to the mountain
there is another side of the hill
this is a place of abandonment
no shelter stands here still
no fellow traveler to sit with
and share a cigarette
no stones no jagged shards of glass
no sorrow no regret
no hope nor lack of hope
no nothing here at all
no sin no grace
no hymn of praise
no god no hell
no fall

abscence
abscence
abscence
loss with no respite

emptiness
sheer emptiness
and then at last a light

intelligence

insight