Scene from The Valley
The peaks are vying for our eyes
playing mountain peek-a-boo,
on distant caps where fresh snow lies,
where black earth pokes through.
This scene unfolds until the Kush
where seldom eyes do see,
though men have dreamed one final push
might set the Kingdom free.
Yet this land will not be captive
to the hands of greedy men,
for all that can be taken
will be stolen with a pen.