these mountains

winter white snow

What draws me to these mountains
Any mountains

What is it that takes my breath away
at their very site

What is it that makes me feel so safe
being in their presence

What makes me love every season
as tho it is my favorite

What made me know I was coming home
before I even knew them

Is it the mystery of meandering hills
the beauty of a boundless kaleidoscope
the feeling of being cloaked by tree arms
the melodic changing of nature’s silence
the knowing I have been here in another time