Gwen Monohan

Finders Keepers

We climbed the steep granite trail

behind a ghost-train of others.

Lines of hikers from past years

or many decades gone before.

Receding far enough in time

to still feel rhythmic Native drums

and the drag of thin moccasins

by the same outcrops of stone.

Where our mountains were

weathered old even then.

Worn where we’ve rested

to view this break-of-day.

Finding tiny, shiny, mica flakes

glittering in mammoth rocks.

Left for all who wish to linger here

or even hurry past, find new paths.

Visual gifts to presently enjoy

or keep and savor later.

About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published fourteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at
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