Summer’s Dawn

I watched Venus chase her fingernail moon companion of starry field
to the unknown shores and adventures of tomorrow’s impending night.

Summer’s dawn forcing Morpheus to relinquish his tenacious hold
as early morning’s cold raven takes flight and gives distinct song.

Thunderous wind buffeting quiet mountain valley ‘neath feathery wing
while gentle snow falls down on scarred and majestic granite peaks.

Glacial peak runoff becomes alpine river roar among ancient carved
      ruts as
I stand in morning majesty on the breaking dawn of a brand new

A cool seasonal rain falls on my shoulders, beading into the soft fleece
while on the other side of the valley animals call out, announcing the

Sun’s first pink light pokes over mountain’s majestic peaks,
      emblazoning my soul;
I stare down the final wisps of night, relishing in the promise of
      adventure of a new day.

My sleepy companion stirs and grunts, shaking off sleep from a cool
      night and rough ground,
ancient soot from last night’s fire swirling in moist morning air, fighting
      to remain lit.

Logs stacked so neatly, so precise, on the evening previous now fallen
      haphazardly, in shambles,
now become fuel to rekindle our early morning breakfast fire, ready to
     be stoked.

Our campsite has yet to fully wake, for now the morning and moment
      belongs to us,
a father and son could not have asked for better views, or better

© 2015 p.hill

Published by Patrik Hill

Patrik Hill is the author of Downtown Noir, as well as the essay and poetry collection entitled The Five Aces of Israel: reshuffled. A self-described adventure geek, he has traveled all over North America, Puerto Rico and the Cayman Islands, exploring mountain trails, back country lakes, jungle canopies, and ocean reefs. A certified SCUBA diver Patrik is as at home on land as he is beneath the water. Patrik often uses these experiences and people he meets to mold and shape the characters of his books. Patrik has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Montana State University emphasizing on Criminal Justice. He has worked as a draftsman, a restaurant manager, and a healthcare professional. Patrik currently lives in Bozeman, Montana, with his family, and is working on his next novels, Thru the Glass Darkly: Retribution, and Detective Stories After Dark. Starting as early as the age of eight years old, Patrik has been writing short stories and producing fiction in various lengths. Stories of mad scientists and mechanized robots led to narratives experienced throughout teen years and early adulthood. While in college at Bismarck State College, studying journalism, Patrik realized that corporate writing just wasn't his cup of tea, and while the experiences at BSC proved to be invaluable, serving to provided a foundation on which his current writing is based. He left BSC in 1999.

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