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Rated: E · Poetry · Personal · #1545559
What I leave behind
Eventually,
everyone is forgotten.

History quickly whittles
Sequoia names
into toothpick clichés:

John Hancock,
Jezebel,
Geronimo.

Heroes and heretics
become trees we can't see
for the forest.

I, too, am a few anecdotes
from annihilation.
Time will wipe me from the slate—

but I carve my petroglyphs and hope
someday you will walk this valley,
read these brittle stick figures,
and clothe their bones in resurrected flesh.









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