Here on this observation deck
wind whips around me.
I lean into it, one hand on rail
other on my woolen hat.
I stare at ship so far below.
Placed on Lysefjorden’s glassy sea
like a miniature game board piece,
by someone’s winning hand.
Snow topped mountains
climb into cloudless sapphire sky.
Their massive girth surrounds me,
the sentinels of time
Humbled, I begin to understand,
I am the Lilliputian in their land.
Written for NAPOWRIMO, Day 11, where today, we’re asked to write about something large.
Photo from our cruise through the Norwegian Fjords in 2017.