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White Mountains

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By Christy MunsonPublished 23 days ago 1 min read
White Mountains
Photo by Jessica Knowlden on Unsplash


listening to the rain and you

fighting it out for scraps


I welcome night


lights out

and you

sleep through, proud lion snoring

in time


I am

out of it




a small enemy grew

tearing down white cells

making white mountains

of hills and


of tears


atop my pillowcase


sleep is for you now



after dawn kisses your melon

I will tell you

after I’ve blown

cool air across a lake of coffee

pooling in my cup


I never dreamed of dropping this

in your lap


were sleep mine,

were dreams still

a hand

that reached back for me,

I would hold out hope

for technical climbs,

and you

carrying the load

my Sherpa,

my lead,

my guide rope,

my stabilizing force against --

against doubt and

shadowy white mountains

giving rise to false hopes

like mounting fears


this body relinquishes its foothold,


its own level,

where dreams and you

may not follow


Copyright © 03/25/2024 by Christy Munson. All rights reserved.

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  • D.K. Shepard19 days ago

    Wow! So poignant with such a blend of care and anguish. Beautifully done, Christy!

  • Babs Iverson19 days ago

    Brilliant & loved it!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Oooo, lake of coffee! That was brilliant! Loved your poem!

  • Hannah Moore23 days ago

    The graciousness of letting sleep come before strength is needed. Great poem.

  • Farhat Naseem23 days ago

    The best thing we can give to our beloved ones is Time.

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