Safe place

Hills stretch away into the beckoning distance
harsh and unknown
intriguing and shapely

I wander among them
looking for steep paths,
that precise point where land gives way
reluctantly to sky

touching the forgiving rocks
that beckon to me

I am seduced, gone astray:
I feel the curves,
but you find me here as always

I hear your voice
when the sun arrows down
or the moon arrives too soon

You shade my naked skin,
my exposed shoulders:
I go out and come in
through darkened doors

You give me new questions,
old magic:
a safe place in the wilderness

(Based loosely on Psalm 121)