Winter Persists on Mt. Cardigan

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Seeking approval,

A subtle nod to the left,

Over cracking snow.

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Spring still on our minds,

We remembered when yellow,

Was bright like the sun.

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But buried and still,

All our snow-covered secrets,

Would rather stay wild.

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Blanketed forest,

In luxurious, soft white,

Whispered our story –

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“They were once so small,

Then in a moment they grew –

Destined for sunsets.”

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We wanted so much,

To float above the treeline,

The rest of our lives.

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Our bodies come down,

Our hearts stay in the alpine,

Waltzing in gardens.

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I don’t want to leave,

Though the winds drive me closer,

To places unknown.

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But my only hope,

Passing with you before us,

Gives me courage still.

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On the horizen,

Squalls threaten our solitude,

With hail and wind gusts.

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One last moment then,

Scrambling to the summit,

Racing against time.

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Lifting off the rocks,

Touched with cold euphoria,

Cardigan’s summit.

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Just to say goodbye,

After knowing your whole life,

Is always enough.

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All that matters now,

And all that ever mattered,

Is our weathered love.