Mountain Gerunds

crèche of crashing wave
tableau hand raised in greeting
creeping up in greeting
creeping down in greeting

horsts over grabens
hurling hellos and everywhere rocky
saying hello everywhere
saying goodbye everywhere

plumes pushing volcanoes
stratigraphic stacks tilting
too slow to know I’m living
too brief to know I’m dying

greet me anyway

#NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 14

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files“.