Hop Splash! A Mountain’s Journey. Kirplunk!
Little Boy skips a pebble across glacial water.
Hop-splash! Hop-splash! Hop-splash!
It plunks, landing upon the crystal bottom,
Awaiting a swift swirl, the current carrying it along its way.
Its way to where?
Another rocky shore…
Will a little boy, perhaps years from now, find the gray-green rock
Which traveled hundreds of miles
Water smoothing, smoothing Mt Tehama’s relic
Presenting it, a token of time, as a plaything to a little boy on holiday?
Will his sister admire the shining green, flat surface
With a white stripe down the middle
And beg him to grace her with the treasure?
Will its surface dry and dull as memories do,
Until the rejuvenating waters of shared love restores its luster,
The splendor of a volcanoe’s soul?
August 12, 2013