Gossamer clouds cling
to the slate greys and marble
of the hills and pines
on my alluring mountain.
Droplets of rain
cling to my tanned skin, blonde hair, and long lashes.
My vertebrae shudder
as I gaze at this moonstone chapel.
Here, I feel small but significant,
a fragment of rosy glass in the collective mosaic
in the midst of old earth’s masses.


AbbyAbby Van Kirk is a student at Pikes Peak Community College majoring in English. She loves nature and her horse Molly, who is her constant companion and keeps her creative. After getting her Associate’s degree in English, she plans to transfer to UCCS to further her studies.