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Pigeon Lake

      ~ for Clarke E. Lee

Winter      1910
Pigeon Lake is frozen over
A colossal      snow-dusted slab

My grandfather       his breath a
Downy cloud around his head
In a wagon         loaded with firewood

To barter for food
Horses know the way
Over water      hard      as stone

Pigeon Lake

      ~ for Clarke E. Lee

Winter      1910
Pigeon Lake is frozen over
A colossal      snow-dusted slab

My grandfather       his breath a
Downy cloud around his head
In a wagon         loaded with firewood

To barter for food
Horses know the way
Over water      hard      as stone

David Tookey  54, Seattle

 
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