Footfalls in Foothills
This mountain range, pointing purposely To, and even into, deep space electricity, Silhouettes the sound waves Of our silence. Rise and release and rise and release and Rise. Our predictable quick intakes touch The beyond - Why are we surprised by such Predictable measures? As poetry, we Acknowledge our repeated and mutual Epiphany That this is breathing, We are breath. __________________________ Mary Dezember believes in freedom of expression, inclusivity, pluralism, and creating awareness that catalyzes healing. Professor of English, she teaches creative writing, art history and literature at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. She earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Indiana University, with an emphasis on poetry and with Ph.D. minors in Performance Studies and Art History.
Foothills Photograph by Thomas Shellberg.