When you came back
I saw the mountains in your eyes.
Your arms swept out
like long full limbs of sugar pine,
glinting in the final sun. You sagged
on the step, lifting the laces
of your boots like cedar logs
from the forest floor, but still
your eyes spoke luminous heaven,
the miles and country they had seen
never to surprise again as now
received and known in secret.
you cannot tell me. I will not ask.
Your mouth tastes like melting snow.
“Madulce Cabin: A Fantasy”
Photos: Lumpy Ridge and Lake Haiyaha, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO; Pasqueflower, Lory State Park, CO
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.