Copper Peak, MI

If I tried to describe our love
I'd say it's like having reached a great height.

In your eyes I can see for miles and miles
the rare distance with intimacy
alive in your sight,
each green growing thing we've traveled,
each rock and crag-
up close to the anticipated snow
and face forward to the wide open sky
we've yet to climb to.

Maybe it's the lack of oxygen
or exhaustion
but you make me catch my breath
and I am humbled, grateful, and uniquely amazed.

If we were to describe our love
wouldn't you say we've earned the view?!

for Jim