A Memory: Deep Lake, August 2010

A Memory: Deep Lake, August 2010
For Dad. Happy Birthday!


Flowers, unable to contain their mirth,
earth’s red, purple, and blue delight
echoing everywhere we walk.


Mountain air expanding us
with each breath until we become
free as sky, steady as rocks.


Lakes, mirroring the sky,
pure, cold, and full of fish,
darting arrows pointing to dinner.


Companionship and ease,
gentle conversation, genuine laughter,
warming and brightening cold nights.


Love, like no other love,
deep, wide, free,
stretching beyond mountains and meadows.

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