Terrain uneven,
snow beneath,
twists and turns,
ups and downs,
slips and falls,
battered and bruised,

Smelling pine,
tasting earth,
sunburst eyes,
swelling lungs,
pumping heart,
touching sky,

Hawks soar,
rivers flow,
trees sway,
dirt to dust,
light dims,
shadows envelope,

Time shapes,
nature guides,
questions hatch,
answers emerge.
Trials are life,
trails a metaphor,
uncertainty an adventure,
rise, run, prevail.