sun

beyond the hills

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beyond the hills

is a collection of forgotten memories

coasting along as the hills roll

plummeting into the depth of a valley

some mingle on the horizon

just out of my grasp

 

I try to reach them

try to hold on to these parts of my life that have become so distant

they are mostly small moments

from my childhood

moments that helped shape me

helped define who I am

 

I do not know why this happens

just that no matter what horizon I face

they are always there

I move

some times quickly

other times slowly

but they move with me

we remain joined as one

 

each night when the sun sets

it takes with it these forgotten memories

and when the darkness over takes the sky

I have nothing left but the thought that they will be back in the morning

helping me to be the person they intended

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the leaves fell from the trees like rain

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the leaves fell from the trees like rain

showering me in reds and yellows

 

like many fall mornings

a dreary and gray backdrop floated above me

 

the sun

whose warmth was long gone

tried desperately to reach me

but the little glow emanating from it

stayed distant

 

I looked for its warmth

in what held the same colors

could the leaves replace the sun?

 

the reds and yellows swirled around me

brightening the gloom

letting me know

that I don’t need the sun

to feel

as the sun sets

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as the          sets just below the trees

sun

and just above the mountains,

an eagle’s screech rings out

 

setting the stage for nature

 

a place where anything can happen

where the moon is as bright

as the sun

 

and something as small as a

rock dropping on a worn down trail

can be heard for                                               miles

and                                                                                                      miles