Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Alpinist

She leaped back
over the fence. I thought
I'd get tangled but didn't
the wire easy light enough.
How I thought I was being used
to get them back together.

Faraway wildflowers
were what I studied
their names their illustrations
convenient on the deck of cards
their names in different languages.


  1. Two beautiful stanzas. Nicely disorientating first verse, until finding my feet in the faraway flowers with the help of a deck of cards. Yes, very nice indeed.

  2. Thanks, Jonathan! I like what you said as an even better poem.