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©
 Shers Gallagher 2015

I come to this valley,
its light and shadows
are opening wide 
my once locked and cancerous mortality.
And I notice that,
these days,
there's not much in private

that's left to lose.
My daily walks and shuffles
present such clarity 
of how the haze sets 
in the finest gauze of airbrushed hues, 
so model perfect
that even I now blush.
Dusty paths of uneven earth
grown over with sticks and stones
and clumps of weeds
are those I stumble upon

while tripping not so deftly as before
in the cobbler's make of protective shoes,
my having worn out heel and toe 
on recent jaunts across shrinking oceans
and soulless seas. 

Aisling Books / Magpie Tales

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  1. The first stanza got me. Very descriptive.

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  2. WOW! One who has returned to earth! But why would I want to do that, I wonder. But the observations of a long ago visitor, remind me of my visit to places I've not been for 50 or more years--like home? smiles! Nicely written, Shers. thanks!

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  3. A verdant oases you have created

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  4. this is beautiful. Lovely thoughts, expressed so well.

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