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Ashes

My boy and I stopped to rest
in an autumn fold of Mt Rainier
where we poured a spoon
of Pop’s ashes upon a stone.

We have moved my father’s body
from bed
to furnace
to mountainside.

Now the rains
sweep him back down.

Ashes

My boy and I stopped to rest
in an autumn fold of Mt Rainier
where we poured a spoon
of Pop’s ashes upon a stone.

We have moved my father’s body
from bed
to furnace
to mountainside.

Now the rains
sweep him back down.

Tobin Marsh  51, Seattle

 
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