on a mountaintop

Te estas saliendo del huacal he said.
Whatever you want to call it¬†—
stripping bark from myself, says Alice Walker
learning joy from dogs without collars, says Lauralee Summers

this is what it means to be free:
I’m on a mountaintop, and
there’s no railing, but
I choose this view
the safety
of the ground.


photo credit: Jennifer Gardner