APEX AND RANGE

 

 

The ridges are crowded with generations
of relatives and old friends
who came with this ground—

               a native ascension
               a pardon from heaven

for those whose roots won’t let loose
of the baked clay and granite
the weather has chiseled

into crumbling headstones. Easier
to hear their voices, feel them near
as I grow older, closer to them.

 

2 responses to “APEX AND RANGE

  1. trish o'malley

    love this one, John.

    Like

  2. Beautiful! (Both.)

    janet

    Like

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