Sand and Shrines on the City Edge:
I found you in the hills of the city.
This small moment of respite will get me through another day.
Maybe another life.
I’ve noticed I see you less as time goes by.
I don’t know if you’re almost lost to me, or if I’ve found you in other facets of my life.
I have to force myself to go to the city’s hills.
Sometimes I want to forget, but I know that’s not fair.
So I come to you, and you permeate my mind for only a moment.
When I’m there I think about myself, about my anxiety, about the chill in the air.
You’re the sand between my toes that irritates my skin.
Let me dump the rubble out of my shoes to leave at this place.
Let me clear my conscious and I’ll let you be.
Jacob Harris is an Elementary Education major at the University of Montana. “On October 1, 2016 I set out to write a poem a day, never having wrote a poem before. I always liked writing but could never find my footing. This self-imposed poem a day challenge has made me respect and love poetry, and is making me think about music, art, and my everyday life in new ways. I’m excited for what’s to come.”