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Timberline

Down
down
down
the mountain I glided,
not without a million falls.
I saw you down ahead of me
and I was trying so hard
to catch up to you.

I'd watch you ...
    ahhhh,
what beautiful form.
I was beginning to ask myself
what the heck I was doing skiing ...
    I felt so clumsy next to you.

One time I saw you
    going up on the chair lift.
I had just taken another spill
when I saw you hop on the chair ...
I just sat there and stared.
You saw me sprawled out in the snow.
You noticed I was watching you ...
you smiled ...
and waved.
I was embarrassed
and got myself up and down the mountain.

Then I didn't see you
for the longest time.
I had lost you ...
    and once again
I felt alone.

I kept going
down the mountain
and down on my back
    time after time
until I had forgotten
how long I'd been there
without you.

Another spill ...
I picked myself up.
The trees flew by and then ...
another spill.
This time I decided
I'd just lay there for awhile.

The snow sprayed on me from behind
as someone made a stop.
I looked up to see who pulled that stunt
and it was you.
You smiled ...
helped me up ...
    and my fantasy came to life.


Copyright © 1976 by Jace Carlton and Diamond Heights Press
Copyright © 2004 renewed by Jace Carlton
and Quiet Storm - Rolling Thunder Press

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Excerpt from Breaking The Stillness published by Diamond Heights Press,
an imprint of the Quiet Storm - Rolling Thunder group



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