Untamed

Untamed

Because you’re drawn to vistas
I choose the macro
exploring moss
on the north side
droplets of water
on tender leaves.

You seamlessly switch lenses
f-stops and shutter speeds
I prefer to open wide
wander in the shadows
fungi found beneath
felled trees
a bud not
yet broken.

At Artist’s Point
we hold hands
unable to resist
the river
snaking
for miles
rushing
falling
surreal
animated
refusing
to be captured.

 
Amanda Lin Costa

Amanda Lin Costa is a New York-based writer and filmmaker and enjoys escaping to national parks when possible. She writes poems in the middle of the night and furiously between subway stops. You can follow her work on Twitter & Instagram @theloneolive or say hello at theloneolive.com.

Banner image courtesy NPS, Yellowstone NP.