Big Cottonwood Canyon

“Resurrection must be like this” /

I.

Resurrection must be like this,

suspended on a stony lip that juts

obliquely from a wrinkled quartzite face.

My friend had called it Stewart’s

Ridge and said to watch him on

the crux before he vanished in

a cloud of solemn spidery motions.

Soon his shouts blew thin

within the wind around and

stream somewhere below and

rock all wheres above.

I slowly feed the rope and wait.

II.

When you climb the air holds you.

You learn to lean against the sky, to

let the ...

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