Summit

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse03 Feb 2018

The mountains
condense from the sky
as the cold sun
burns away the cloud.

Choughs, black-carved
into blinding brilliance,
hang on the thin wind,
joy-enduring.

My lengthening shadow
insists on the time,
and my expelled breath
freezes on my face.

Kronplatz, Süd Tirol