Mountain Path: April 2020

juniper grace
tall grass
sharp edges
of century plants

keep going

one step
after the other
on this familiar path
of taking things
for granted
into the suddenly

it has always been
like this
I just never
noticed so much

Beate Sigriddaughter,, lives in Silver City, New Mexico, where she was poet laureate from 2017 - 2019. Her poetry and prose are widely published in literary magazines, including online. Unsolicited Press published her poetry collection Emily in 2020. She posts other women's work on her blog Writing In A Woman's Voice. Read other articles by Beate, or visit Beate's website.