mountainsong vii


i hold the mountain very deep inside myself



i swallowed the mountain whole and held it inside myself

i take all my precious things and hold them inside me
in my warm    wet

the bowels of the mountain are the deepest darkest dampest place

this is the place where i can keep it all safe

everything i love is inside meo mountain
i am learning to live in the silent days
i am making my body ready for when all the land is dead

i swallowed it all inside me   everything,
everything i love is gone

o mountain

are you holding it


Visual Art: Jon Henry, Untitled #5, Parkchester, NY, Digital archival print,24x30in., 2015