Ibex

United States

Christian
as in Presbyterian Church in America
Female
Writer
Novelist
Poet!
Reader
Ambivert or something
Band nerd + Drum Major
Planet Earth nerd
etc, etc
Joined September 10, 2019

Message from Writer

Sometimes I tell stories. Most of the time I rattle my soul until I break and my heart spills out onto the page.

"I cannot jump the distance. You'll have to toss me!"--Gimli, LOTR

I am a complete nerd. I got the Ring of Power for my birthday.

Book recommendations:
The Oath--Frank E. Peretti
Lord of the Rings--J.R.R. Tolkien

Song recommendation: "Awake" by Beckah Shae

I'm going to meet the King someday!
And I'm super pumped!

what is nature but a ghost of something that once lived?

September 29, 2020

FREE WRITING

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once i held an affinity for the trees,
climbed into the highest boughs
to stare at the ground beneath my feet,
laughed at how the world curled away
before my eyes, bending and bowing,
green pines and wildflowers twisting
into wreaths of metallic gold and silver,
the rainbow sprawled across the
grasslands and the forests and the
wind-filled meadows, the sea blowing
itself away in an ancient painting of
green and grey and blizzard white,
how the earth bore her beauty like a
ball gown, crowned herself with a
tiara of spring and summer, daffodils
streaming in her hair, fall and winter
adorned her figure when the sun
whisked her around her orbit, she was
beautiful wasn’t she? beautiful like
nebulas and galaxies and the universe.

she is still beautiful, i suppose,
beautiful with her sandy beaches, her
forests, her oceans, her meadows,
her white-capped peaks and her
violence, even wildfires and hurricanes
hold their own beguiling beauty,
but i hear her voice on the wind,
see the encroachment upon her hills
as humanity weaves its metal cylinders
into her bloodstream, today i see
poisoned lakes and oiled streams,
my mountains ensnared in death’s
cold fingers, i watch as piece after
piece of wilderness is lost to the
fiery greed of man’s expansion
i wrote this thinking about a pipeline project planned to originally cut a swath through some of the most iconic views on the appalachian trail, which, to me, is a big no-no. i'm not sure what the end result was, but i do know that the pipeline project was very much contested.

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