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Nov 232015
 

by Lowell Jaeger

 

along the goat path

winding who-knows-where

our foursome

resting on a rock ledge

chewing trail mix

talking about luck

who’s lucky

who’s not

 

look oh look

one of us points

 

a wolverine loping

through gnarled dwarf conifers

sniffing like a hound

toward his next meal

 

in silence we witness

this chance of a lifetime

lucky us

watching him flow

as if he’s swimming

through undulating meadows

of yellow lilies

and crystalline rivulets

of glacial alpine streams