>to the white-haired lady hiking alkali creek trail

>I envied you

saw you walking
saw you stop

where the path curls
up and over water

you sat down

a measure of grace
a bit of pain

you pulled a letter out

I watched you read
from the canyon’s corner

the way you folded
and stretched out

you taught me ease
in surrender

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About redmitten

author of Cracking Geodes Open, Making Good Use of August, and The Peppermint Bottle. poetry editor for IthacaLit and YB Poetry Journal. website: https://toomuchaugust.wordpress.com

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