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Wild, Solo, Far from Here

A Poem for Tired Travelers

The mountain lord ascends the slopes, agile as a ram

Fearful as a landslide, springing from the ground


Leaping from the hillside, to peaks, to lower roads

To snowed-in homes


To the hollow of my throat, where the sound resounds

Where the echo resonates through flesh and air and stone


And tremors roam the highways of my being


The path has petered out now, with the sound of passing cars

And nothing mars the silence save the hissing of the wind


Winding up and over through the stillness of the cairns

With no care of my own


Or for myself


I am lost to his land

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