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i am dumb with snow


i’m trying to be close

to you

until i can’t. until i can

extinguish sunlight.


i am naked on a mountain

i have two fists & am

my own birthstone.


i am caught between sound

& the ear.


i am dumb with snow

falling on the mountain.

it is so big the mountain


is so big & i am trying

to measure

my perceptions


with a blank palette

of invisible imaginary

made up colors.


there is a sadness in english.

the mountain rubs


up on the sky & the sky

becomes colder

the closer you come


to the sun.

M.G. Martin