Memories of the Pemi Trail and Basin

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We were here before –

And our hair was longer then,

blown back in the mist.

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Unattainable.

Like blurred rushing ice water,

Past my fingertips.

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I stood in this pool,

Waiting for you to see me,

Once upon a time.

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All of the old days,

Pounding hearts and brewing smiles,

Left in the Basin.

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We’ll wander up then –

To see the blue sky again,

And remember us.

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Something familiar,

Like a rock that never moves,

I have found your heart.

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Let the river swell.

We will stand, side by side here,

And spring from the rush.

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Or just quietly,

Fall to pieces together,

Under the cool stream.

Memories to Mt. Anna

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Just past logging camp –

A pond we never noticed

Just beyond our dreams –

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Creatures yet unseen,

Precarious jagged nests,

Hiding together.

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A beaver was here,

And obviously busy.

How cliche, we laughed.

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Too many to count,

And too many to ignore –

All the little ones.

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A quiet valley,

A view I hope will replace,

All those final days.