Glacial Undertones

Glacier AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

He will carve mountains

For them.

Slow but steady

In his pressure.

Relentless

In the calculated cold of his

Convictions,

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

Protective.

Glacial with volcanic undertones.

 

 

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

 

 

A Challenge To Pick

climb ChagitMoriahGibor

Photo: Chagit Moriah-Gibor

 

When faced with

This-is-just-impassable,

The oh-too-dangerous,

And far-too-far

To pull out from;

One step

And then

A careful second,

With a resolute pick

And sturdy rope,

Will help lock arms

With trembling courage,

To climb you out

Of hazard’s maw.

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Challenge

 

Cold Edge

cold AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

At the fringe of the habitable

Where the ice kisses sky,

And the black rock remembers

Lava’s wrath, ashes’ sigh,

The cold wraps hands around hearts

To reach deep and warmth pry.

 

 

For Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Fringe (34 words)

 

Freeze Flow

freeze flow InbarAsif

Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Take heed where

Out of the blue

Slides a clear

Frozen flue,

Weeping ice

Telling you

That more change

Is in queue.

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Slippery

 

Imminently Absent

Alaska glacier JaimeMichelle

Photo: Jaime Michelle

 

Every year it shrinks back

Every year it grows less

Till too soon

It will be

But a memory

Unless.

 

For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: Absent

 

Atmosphere

cold AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

It’s the light

It’s the mood

It’s the tone

In the air

It’s the frowning

Of brows

And the cold

Atmosphere

It’s the half-frozen

Words

And the

Brrr

Everywhere.

 

 

For The Daily Post