— looms in massy grandeur
— glaciers and dark passes
— avalanches (like a verb)
— through fringe of eucalypts
— mineral riches to light a thousand Chinese powerstations
— uncomplaining at day’s early dusk
— Mum in the darkening room
— dry winds off the summit
— potatoes and gravy
— grit on the water glass
— inhaler on the bedside
— kids just can’t sit still, synaptic noise.
— He comes in heavy silence
— blackened nails on the table cloth.
Image: Red Fuji, southern wind clear morning, c. 1830, Katsushika Hokusai [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. And here’s Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band with The Mountain.