Projects: 2017 / 2016 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012

VRL Thonger

All Days | Day by Day | Author Login

I'll write a poem every day, might be tiny but it'll be complete.


Wind blows up the chimney

like a natural half-pipe

scooping its almost vertical way

zigzagging among stunted beeches

and larches and behind wind

come clouds roiling in the cleft

between bristled mountain

and grey glacier pushing

a curtain of brisk rain into

our faces fumbling hands

feeling about ungrippable

rock becoming slick

lurch of uncertainty

you begin backing down

boot slipping before

finding foothold

releasing the last branch

to commit and grab

the tethered chain

that disappears

below the edge

trusting it with

all the weight.

Day 72 Chains

These chains I love.