in every shade of color
the earth makes herself known.
she paints herself each morning,
the light of brother sun
her palette at dawn.
it’s the painting our spirits cling to,
the painting we launch ourselves into;
as gore-tex travelers
we are sketched onto her canvas,
blurred movements in between spruce and apsen,
dots of color on snowy mountainsides.
we climb over the canvas of the earth;
our spirits leave our bodies when we breathe.
we watch them float high above,
tethered to us,
as they carry us over peaks,
through tundra meadows
& over snowmelt streams;
our spirits are the brushes
painting us into this living mural
and carrying us home.
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