Past and Future Embrace
Look up over snowy peaks, gaze drifts down
accepting, cherishing past ascension.
Triumphs, lessons, losses trailing behind.
Sundappled face turns, eyes looking upward
Climbing, searching, a longing unsurpassed.
The summit towering skyward looks back.
Desirous summit, misted convergence
of life long quest taken in steps of days,
months, years. Fabled peak of understanding,
where ago and to come clearly allay.
Sundappled face bends back, aching for light,
shadow engulfs the path. Rubble crusted,
boulder strewn, injurious, treacherous path.
No map given, not chart nor portrayal,
Deviousness contrives to befuddle
innocent, unsophisticated waifs.
Sundappled face now enshadowed kens truth.
Innocence and unsophistication,
bartered for heart, courage, perseverance
amidst conception and current ascent.
Moving, climbing, forward, onward, upward,
unceasing quest till summit encompassed.
The summit where past and future embrace.
Uplift shadowed face, suddenly sun sheened
contemplating eyes seek before, behind.
Legion’s arteries grooving lost amongst
boulders. Conduits to failure save one.
Discernment, clarity reveal rightness.
Deciphered, a passage disentangles,
exonerated, redeemed from chaos.
Shadowed face rouses, hope flares, mist surrounds.
Will summit abscond? Ebullient advance
consorts with effort. Summit, sweet, summit
craved, coveted, destined, attainable.
Mist lowering, sun glowing, heart thawing.
Shadowed face fully illuminated.
Perception renewed. Clarion future
resonates with past. Crescendo, climax
hope found achieved. Desire the future,
perceive the past. Past and future embrace.