I was not prepared for that first time;
excitement pulsed throughout my body.
I remember the tingling sensation
and first gasp of wondrous surprise.
Against my heated skin, I felt the wind;
I sighed with the deliciousness of it all.
From the top of my head to the tips of my toes
a slow warmth radiated, rousing a smile.
How was I to know the impact
it had on me, I was young.
Yet, even then I knew the greatest
of life's pleasures bestowed on tender eyes.
There, on that day, deep within the mountains
I lost myself to the grandeur of the Gila's.
Still, today, those mountains call me.
One day perhaps I'll return and
lose myself to their beauty once more.