troglodyte: brash: A Secret World

sun on river mountain 1

Hidden in a mountain

deep beneath the soil

lies a silent world

where a troglodyte toils


Beauty surrounds him

carvings on the wall

a life long tale

wanting to tell it all


The river flows through

bats on stalactites above

a mirror of brash images

all the things he loves


More life 

a bear comes through

basking in the coolness

away from the mountain view


A universe in itself

never a lonely day

basking in underground beauty

life is not gray


The troglodyte lives

in a world of his own

finding inner happiness

never feeling alone


copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce