GREAT TRANSITION

by Jnana Hodson

mountain laurel and dogwood
snowy profusion
overtaken by silky green mist

pages sprouting leafy
illustrations from the root of a slack river
or black-and-white lettering in the chasm
of youthful opposition

redoubling
above the clouds inside my head
sunlight so starry the mountaintop
is pulled clear
through various saturations of darkness

how breathless I become in these highlands
adorned with cold rock

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