Hill = Man

Hill = Man

Behind you is the hill

or mountain peak—

call it whatever you want

 

now that you’ve moved past

the slippery stones that

hurried your decent

 

and cracked the white bones and

invisible spirit

you travel with.

 

When you were still on the bottom

of the other side

you didn’t know

 

it would have the kind of beauty

that disappoints

as you get closer

 

or that the side you couldn’t see

would be so steep.

And even though you’re

 

out from under that long shadow—

there it is miles away

always in plain sight.

 

DeMaris Gaunt

9-25-12

 

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