A Peaceful Hike

snow capped mountain alaska

Glancing across the horizon

beauty everywhere

wanting to be a particle

spread across the air


Wishful thinking

taking it all in

difficult to breathe

the air is thin


Such diversity

mountains then a valley below

hiking across the country

pace is slow


Air particles concur

traveling within the wind

from warm to cold

each way on a whim


Settling down

a bear passes by

ignoring me

he has fish to fry


Feeling freedom

with each step

like the wind

knowing the depth


Hike ends 

making camp for the night

like the air particle

now out of sight


Sleeping now

lulled by the stream

now an air particle

a  peaceful dream


copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce