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Backpacking – Mile, Mile and a Half

I watched this film last night and it reminded me of my own back country adventures.
I was inspired to dig out more of my backpacking writing.


A pine is growing
from a crack in the granite
it rises from the stony vise
surrounded by taller, straighter, kin
an accident of seed and wind

The tree is stunted, twisted
the trunk bulges, swells
straining against the stone
struggling all its life to transcend
the accidents of its birth


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