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Saturday, April 8, 2017

7th April The Mountain

7th April ( but written on the 8th)

A bit late. Preoccupied yesterday with family coming to stay.

The Mountain

I build a mountain , a monument to passions,
Daily piling on more earth,
The soil of attachments,
Keeping me from getting close
To you

So much stands now in the space between us
The space that isn't space
Filled as it is with life's distractions
Cannot even get close enough
To see you

And all of a sudden it all seems like dust
A pile of nothing but rubbish
And what's important I see now
Is how will  I get  close
To you

So, with a teaspoon I begin to dig at the face
Of the huge mountainside
And little by little with each swing of my arm
I Throw the dirt behind until I get
To you





3 comments :

Lisa L. said...

Teaspoon by teaspoon, throwing dirt aside until I get to you - I quite like that imagery. Interesting spin.

Elizabeth Hornor Boquet said...

What a stunning use of echo -- lovely!

Josie Two Shoes said...

Beautiful, Maz! We create the barriers between us, and we have the power to tear them down. This was very visual, well done!