When I am ready to give up
and you, dear human
I go to the mountains.
Stepping out of my chatter in my head
and onto the earth
where my body leads me to grace
sometimes startling with
those webs of irony and humor
has always been my truth,
Do you know?
wild blueberries are red or purple
pine trees have the most sensuous bark
more contoured and sensuous than any naked body
the sky is perfect with clouds swept through
and it seems
someone painted the toes of the river
in greys and yellows and rusts.