Appalachia

Appalachia


Crack me open

Mine me

Refine me

And distill me on down


I am

The big forest

Across the humpback path

Aching in the wind

Full of creaks

Loosely organized

Stand of giant trees


I am

The frog swelling up

Splatting through the water

Tongue hidden

Lumpy clumsy

Roly poly

Fatso


I am the heron

Neck wrenching

Funny legged

Weak gray

Winged birdie

Fly away

Home


I am the ginormous rock formations

Hanging high

Held by tree root

Perching precariously

Crashing rolling

Bolder(s)

Stone mountain


I am the rushing water

Filling the gorge

Appalachian mist

Rising

Tinkling rain


I am song

I am light

I am a moonlit night


Nature’s tresses

Wooded bosom

All creatures’ womb

Appalachia I am.


Comments

  1. What a gorgeous ode to the mountains, lg!

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  2. Appalachia is all those things. A nice love song.

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  3. I love it, it makes me miss those WV spring morning and summer afternoon hikes through the woods I experienced for a few years.

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