Coming Over The Hill This Morning

Halim Dunsky

Coming over the hill this morning

you saw the mountains flung across the sky

breastbones wide

creating space for the heart to expand,

the lungs to fill with icy sunlit air

The mountains breathe

at the pace of the day

inhale with the sunrise

exhale with the deepening dark

When the breaths of your life

bring you again to shaded city canyons

where towers rise up only for the bearing down

and cold air reaches in to suck

all hope from your warm bones

Hold on young man

the time for letting go

is not yet

Breathe with the mountains

Copyright Halim Dunsky

July, 1994

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