Mountain Prank 

you wake up early
but not quickly

lie for a while
in your damp
slip out of night garb
and lie for another white while

naked then, in front of
breeze, spoors and motes;
the planks are king's lumber
and creak;
for a bannister, a rope

think --

once inside that dress
or winding sheet
you're just
the first
of your old species again

what if instead you just started walking
in whatever direction
spring is pointing?