Monday, May 25, 2015

Mt. Cammerer, and the Void

the draw of circles, and Pringles
He points at Mt. Cammerer Fire Tower

a low stone fire tower
on top of precipitous Mt. Cammerer,
its round enclosed space draws us
as if it’s a nest to hold us,
we humans do like to circle,
particularly with each other,
glory is just outside the circle
as clouds and view fight each other,

inside Pringles, Oreos, and banter
pull our attention away from a glory
that can disturb our tranquillity,

some kids absent themselves from the group
and sit on a rock, letting the outside envelope them,
while each composes a letter to the future within that envelope,

soon we leave
and we wonder about the balance of effort and cost.

by Henry H. Walker
May 19, ‘15

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