Glacial Undertones

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He will carve mountains

For them.

Slow but steady

In his pressure.


In the calculated cold of his


That curl like tight fists

Under an unquestioning love.

He has carved himself

In the process,

Into valleys of sacrifice.

Carved them, too,

Into mirror images

To reflect the truths he holds.

He will carve mountains

For them,

Heavy-handed and doggedly


Glacial with volcanic undertones.



For Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Glacial in 66 words



7 thoughts on “Glacial Undertones

    • Yes, the “He” here is a father (not my father, but perhaps many a father out there, biological or not), who loves to the best of his ability, in steadfast carving of himself – and shaping of the world around him, to the best of his ability – as an expression of his love. For not all loving fathers are the mushy kinds …
      Thanks for reading and for the comment, Rochelle. This is a day where fatherhood in all it’s complex manifestation is certainly on one’s mind.

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