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100 Feet High 60 Years Ago


view from top of my Ponderosa Pine tree 1960 – foto me

100 Feet High & 60 Years Ago

Leaning back in my easy chair
looking out our third floor window
into the gold and green
upper canopy of the Sycamore tree
slow dancing in the easy breeze
of Cleveland’s late spring setting sun
I fall back 60 years
2129 miles and 8 states
to 11 year me
at the top of a 100 foot Ponderosa Pine
leaning back in my rope seat
slow swaying in the wind
atop the tallest tree
on the highest point
of the biggest hill
of our 40 acre farm on Paradise Prairie
9 miles southeast of Spokane
me too high for folk to bug me
looking down on our two story farm house
out over three forests
wheat fields
apple trees
windmill
alfalfa
barns
pond
closest house 3 roads and 4 miles away
the dirt road empty
the too hot day cool breeze up here
my music the wind and faint lowing of cow
I milked every morning
I knew then
and I know now
I. was. happy.

Smith, 6.16.2017


tallest tree left half of foto my tree – foto Steve Reynolds

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