Iron Mountain ski jump

Iron Mountain ski jump

Sunday, October 1, 2017

FOR JOSEPH [Su 10-1-17]

 Last night your grandmother
made a slow descent
down into the ravine
through falling leaves
behind the inn
at Spring Mill Park

Her knees protested
but she insisted
her eyes moist in dusk
fierce in focus

She told me it was there
in that ravine
when you were so sick
she used to take you in her heart
and hold you close

as she sat on a big rock
and watched
the yellow leaves
of autumn


Written 10-1-8

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