The Cirrus of Alpine

There is an understanding
when the voice of the
wind calls out to you
encountering the seat of
all your fears laid bare
by the longspur’s call, where
an embrace of great length,
like an unspeakable founding,
recalls the fog of rote collection
remembering all the things you
could have said
in a moment of bravura, like
swallowing the feeling you sense
when inhaling the cool fall
air of Autumn’s copper sky,
you release and let go the breath
of contiguity in a claret-rose
acceptance, a veneration
of delivery from Time’s healing hand.


© K. James Ribble

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