place long traveled

four corners meet in the nostalgic
lullabies sung now to sleepy children
places long ago well traveled reminding
the stones in your shoes white canvas
how red cliffs scrap the sky towers
tree cottonwoods, little brook
sliprock trails lead you into the heart
cliff dwelling and the kiva descending
desert cholla and sage contrast the emerald
crashing sand dreams that wind the coast
seal lions and sea birds romp shores
in childhood you played and picnic there
tall pines fill the spaces to open up
on glacier blue Paradise Ice Caves
blue lupines and red paintbrush flower
picking wild blueberries and eating them all
how the islands dot the bay calling you
to visit, cycle their course and walk
long paths that smell of bay laurel
hemlock leans the iced falls transformed
daily into sculptures of winter not far
from where the corn fields once stood
the lake now frozen holds its secrets
where once you lived places long ago traveled.

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  1. this is good!

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