there are some days
looking out across the lake
when I see mountains that aren’t there
clouds and sunlight and shadows and memories collaborate
making mountain mirages
after the joy of
Oh my gosh! Mountains!
comes the disappointment of
Oh. They’re not real.
but they are still beautiful
which is still joyful
and what’s disappointing in that?
so enjoy all mountains, real or imagined
’cause we need all the beauty we can get