Breathing hard. Heart racing like never before. I lean against a pine. The trail continues. But will I?
Step by step by step.
Until the rocky apex of Sentinal Dome appears. The climax of the ascent before me, I pour out the last of my strength to reach the top.
The whole of Yosemite valley opens before me.
a ribbon of silver
a symphony of wind
as an Autumn prelude
UPDATE: published in Poet’s Salon: Up There!