Rain Perry | Yosemite

Behind the backstop
And at the breakfast table
On the school bus
And other assorted torture chambers
The temperature drops
The snow falls
The glacier forms

Ten thousand tons of ice
Are crushing you
Into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind

The thaw will come
And you will be
Yosemite

Year by year
Hour by hour
Insults scrape
Lonlinesses scour
Leaving erratics
And striations
A glacial terrain

I’ve seen the brightest sparks
Glowing from the faces
Of my friends whose lives have been
The biggest mess
They don’t make landmarks
Out of ordinary places
Only landscapes that have seen
The most distress

Someday you’ll dare
To open your heart
And you’ll melt one like mine
Because you are worth knowing
Worth loving
After all

Ten thousand tons of ice
Are crushing you
Into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind

The thaw will come
And you will be
Yosemite

Rain Perry’s recording of her beautiful song can be heard on her website:

http://www.rainperry.com/

And is available on her “Cinderblock Bookshelves” album at iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cinderblock-bookshelves/id277143715

Rain Perry

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