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Lessons From the Lost

Photo by Ugne Vasyliute on Unsplash

So, the sun sets halfway down the summit — sweat pouring
dried and dehydrated
mistimed twilight making the familiar trailheads — déjà vu distrust
as this is the Never Summer Wilderness

You’ve given up the game of naming meals
you’ll have when you reach town:



Stories that matter. Emotion first and foremost.

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Samantha Lazar

Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.