Saturday, July 7, 2012

Several Seasons

several seasons
piled loose layers
of brown needles
to quiet your steps
walking along
this familiar path
through a dense stand
of tall pines
you remember when
they were planted
fifty years now
the decades rushing
through your life
living each season
grateful yet yearning
for last year
racing these trails
running up hills
faster younger
straight and strong
as these solid
trunks of trees
hoping to endure
a few more years
or several seasons

Photo Location:  Red Pine Trail,  Townsend Park, (Townsend Park) Kent County,  Michigan