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Two Loners in Nature

By Brienne Adams, Carrboro, NC

 

November 2008 Issue

 

They called my grandfather a loner,

A quiet and hardened old man,

With the dirt from the range on his clothing,

And a face worn and weathered with tan.

My grandfather was born in the mountains.

He worshipped the Rockies ’ cold mist,

And he seemed most at home on his pinto,

With the reins dangling down from his fist.

We’d ride out at sunrise together,

With the sky still tinged purple with night,

Until landscapes consumed all our senses,

And the day bathed the treetops in light.

To this day, I remember the aspen,

How they shimmered and danced in the breeze,

And the leathery smell of the saddle,

As it softly creaked under my knees.

We were loners together in nature,

My cowboy grandfather and I.

Two people bound tightly by wonders

Of mountains, and valleys, and sky.

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