Designed as a show opener for live shows, More Than Mountains is a poem written to explore the escape from the city, and finding not only nature, but ones self. When shown live, a dancer interacts with the projected image. Thank you to David Washington and Jaime Keating for their movements for this piece.

Intersections conduct.
Right angles obstruct.
And we survive by following the lines.
Rulers make lines,
High rise and street signs,
And we survive by maintaining order.
Defined by steel skeletons,
mirrored windows for skin,
the sky-hiders bear their clenched teeth with a grin.
Outside the window, traffic beats the drum,
As the gravity of a city presses itʼs thumb.
And we survive by pressing back.
From beneath, a bellowing rage,
From within, I emerge from a cage.
Those right angles.
These are more than mountains...
Glowing golden horizon escape,
Sunrise and set define the shape,
And we survive by simply being.
Atmosphere delicate; savage,
Hospital to the mentally ravaged,
A bed for bird, bear and brother.
Solitary as synagogue,
Serene as silent sanctuary,
Divinely orchestrated symphony.
More than meditation,
or medication,
These are More than Mountains.

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