Cloud Warrior

Mountain goat on a high cliff
Cloud Warrior 34″w x 58″h

Cloud warrior touches stone

To hang impossibly high,

Knows the earth in ways

That escape us in our

Great awkwardness.

 

Closeup detail of the moon
The moon floats in a cloud of textured paint

Cloud warrior does not fly

With the freedom of the eagle,

But his feet nearly have wings,

I see them dancing the cliffs

Merging rocks and clouds.

Closeup detail of the mountain goat
Softly blended paint accented by deeply grooved texture

 

What is it like, to know

The sky and earth as one?

What grace arises

In that lightning movement,

Grounded in crystalline air?