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The Long Pause

January 5, 2021

The Long Pause

By Amba Gale

Three-layered bank of fog.

Hills, mountains, Cascades

hover on the Sound,

a soft, stealthy cat guarding its treasure,

halfway between our shore and the sand spit.

 

Funny,

how just every now and then,

the wind mists move ever so slightly,

allowing – no, supporting—

the surprised and astonished pines

that peek out

between the long pause,

to say “Good morning!” to the day,

to say, “Welcome!” to this New Year.

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