Surrender

Poetry

Marie Marchand
The Lark Publication
1 min readDec 14, 2022

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Photo by Bailey Zindel on Unsplash

On the purple crest, I teeter
among autumn sage and stone
inhaling October’s arctic chill
before descending into folds
of land where smoke from
summer’s blaze still sleeps.

The gorge churns dense ash,
filtering it through lucid
blue currents. I open my fists over
the depleted stream…

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Marie Marchand
The Lark Publication

Poet Laureate of Ellensburg, WA. Author of Gifts to the Attentive from Winter Goose Publishing. mishiepoet.com @mishiepoet